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    Default Diagnosis help please

    1. Please explain the problems with your fish.
    This guy started getting dark about a week ago. He eats fine, poops dark, and swims good. I noticed some fin fray around a week as well. Two days ago I noticed the white patch on the forehead area.


    2. Symptoms
    Turning dark, but will almost instantly return to normal color when its feeding time or when I walk up next to the tank. As mentioned above, the back fin isn't smooth edged like th other fish in the tank and two days ago i noticed the white patch (see pics below) on the forehead area.

    3. What medications
    Haven't done any medication



    Tank/Water

    4. Tank size and ages, numbers and sizes of fish.
    110 gallon 2 years old bare bottom. 9 discus ranging from 3-6"


    5. Water change regime (What percentage and how often).
    30-50% 4-6x/week


    6. How long has tank been running? Is it bare bottom? If you have substrate, what type and how deep is it?
    2 years on the tank bb

    7. Do you age your water? If you do for how long and what is the ph swing.
    I do not age my water

    8. Parameters and water source;


    - temp __84-86___

    - ph __8.2___

    - ammonia reading _0___

    - nitrite reading __0__

    - nitrate reading _15-30___

    What type of water or combinations of water sources do you use? If it is an RO/tap/well water mix, please list percentages in the mix.

    100% municipal water


    9. Any new fish, plants or inverts added recently.
    Nothing new added

    10. Please tell us what you feed your fish and how often. This can be critical information for solving the problem so be as specific as you can.
    Discus Hans flake small feeding 2x/day and beefheart mix 2x/day



    11. Include any pictures or videos you have which shows the symptoms. If you can't add them to this post, please provide a link to them.
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    Default Re: Diagnosis help please

    I would separate it in a 10 gallon QT tank and try with salt treatment (one level TBS per gallon )for a couple of days first .

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    Default Re: Diagnosis help please

    Quote Originally Posted by Filip View Post
    I would separate it in a 10 gallon QT tank and try with salt treatment (one level TBS per gallon )for a couple of days first .

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    Default Re: Diagnosis help please

    Thank you for the replies!

    Doc

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