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Royal Gramma with unknown condition

Discussion in 'Fish' started by Pth03001, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Pth03001

    Pth03001 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    So we got a Royal Gramma on 02-04-18 and it has been in QT ever since (thank god). He came and immediately presented with symptoms of flukes (up at the top of the water, breathing heavy, began to get cloudy eyes, fin rot/deterioration). Started to treat for flukes with fresh water dips (2 of them) and had success. Link to the dips below. The dips were done at the same temp and pH and with fresh RO/DI water for 15 minutes without distress shown in the fish either time. After the dips we treated the tank with Paragard in the QT for 2 weeks and he started eating and did not have another outbreak. The only thing was that the Gramma had some discolored, foggy blotches on its body after this. The blotches looked like damaged scales and I believed I saw a few scales in the second freshwater bath.

    Either way I came home from work today to find the Gramma's condition progressed to what you see in the images below. In the last two days the Gramma has stopped eating. That being said he did complete a full 3 course treatment of Dr. G's medicated food for internal parasites as a preventative. Currently the tank has 0 ammonia, temp is and has been stable at 76.5 and the salinity has been steady in the tank at 1.026 since we got the QT rolling. Weekly water changes have been completed and we are at a small loss to what this is. So you be the judge! Our next step may be adding into the tank either Kanaplez or Metroplex for the infection but still do not know for certain. Thanks again for the help.

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  2. Pth03001

    Pth03001 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Also, you probably can see the top of his head is clearly a point of infection. That being said that also continues down the side of his body and under his mouth to a lesser degree.
  3. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Post up on r2r, id try prazipro.

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