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  1. Talking What is on my discus????

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    One of my discus has a tiny white spot. It's been there for roughly 2-3 days, that I've noticed. It isn't a bunch of white spots, just one spot.

    The best way I can think to describe it, is it looks like a "zit" on the side of my discus. I haven't seen anything spread. I use a parasite terminator when I water change to keep worms away. That's the only thing I can think of is that it may be a worm protruding (I've only read about this happening and have never seen it).

    Has anyone seen something like this before??
    Good Tankin' & Take Care!


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    Could be a worm or a leach. treat with an anti parasitic medicine.

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    that's what I'm leaning towards... she may have hit the log in my tank too. I know sometimes they will chase and end up scuffing the log.

    I will treat my food and water and see if there is a difference.

    Do you know where these things come from???

    I haven't added any new fish or plants in over 3 months. Haven't had any issues. Only thing added is my nutrients, food, fertz, and fresh water.
    Good Tankin' & Take Care!


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    Can you possibly get a picture? If it looks like a Zit then I'd highly doubt an external parasite of any kind.
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    Where exactly is it? (face, forehead, lateral line, by anal fin, etc.)

    If you have discus, and expecially in this situation, I highly suggest reading the article in my blog on HITH/HLLE. With discus with a 'zit' the first thing that comes to mind is hole in the head (HITH).
    Aquarist since 1995
    Biologist and Published Author in Multiple Aquarium Magazines
    Owner: Aquarium Maintenance Company
    Advanced Aquarium Concepts: Articles about many aspects of aquarium care.

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    I have read the article from your blog :), which I thought it was very good. Thank you for that, I still do use a little bit of carbon to polish the water but don't use it as a main source of media. It isn't hole in the head either.

    This is about a 1/4 inch below the lateral line and I would say about a 1/4 inch(in the body) from the begining of the analfin. So.. just under middle back side of her. Does that make sense??

    I put some parasitic medicine in the tank yesterday, and today the spot is still there but it looks to be almost "dried out". The previous days, it has looked like a small smooth "zit" on her. Today it appears more like a chunk of salt stuck to her there. I hope this means it is going away. It is only on the one side of the fish too. I've inspected all of my other fish and nothing is on them.

    I will try to get a picture too.
    Good Tankin' & Take Care!


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    Perhaps it is only one of the scale which had been displace during a rough incounter with something?
    Sometimes our platies shows things like that...

    And stupid question.... what is a "zit"?
    21 gal: 4 Ornate, 7 Pencilfish, 1 Oto, 7 Amano, 1 Peckoltia-10 gal: 4 Betta rutilans, 6 Galaxy, 1 Cherry, 1 Hillstream -5 gal: 2 Endlers, snail, tiger shrimp-15 gal: 2 Peckoltia, 6 threadfin R.

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    like a little pimple or blackhead... an infected skin pore.

    Maybe I should put a little noxema or clean&clear on my fish.... joking!
    Good Tankin' & Take Care!


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    Here are the pics of my fish...

    I've outlined what I'm trying to show... sorry if the quality inhibits being able to tell what it is. The fist picture is to show you the location on the fish and the second is a sideview picture that I was able to capture.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Good Tankin' & Take Care!


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    Hopefully it is just a scrape that is infected and not HITH, which the second pic does look like.

    What medication are you using?
    Have you tried no carbon?
    Nitrate concentration?

    For polishing the water you want a fine mechanical media like polyester pillow stuffing, not a chemical media like carbon. If you are doing enough water changes you should see no problems with not using carbon.
    Aquarist since 1995
    Biologist and Published Author in Multiple Aquarium Magazines
    Owner: Aquarium Maintenance Company
    Advanced Aquarium Concepts: Articles about many aspects of aquarium care.

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