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    I have this Zebra Danio who doesn't seem to be getting better no matter what I do. Attached is a (not so good) picture, those little boggers are fast. Anyway, he's got this almost pea sized red wound on his side. I started using Tetra Lifeguard, added some sea salt and a heater - followed the directions and did a quarter water change on the 5th day, took out the carbon filter...and he seemed to get worse. So I turned the heater off and started using MelaFix. It seems like some of his scales may be growing back but now I see something white popping out of his wound which I'm assuming is a parasite? Or a bone...the wound is pretty deep and ugly looking. The fish is 5 years old so it will be no big surprise if he passes but I like giving all my living things a fighting chance. He's still eating fine and swimming alright, no bloating. I'm really stumped...photo-12.jpgphoto-13.jpg

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    Yow that's a good sized wound. It looks like it may have started out as a burn, but you said you just added a heater. 5 years is a good long life for a danio and it may be his age is playing a part in why it isn't healing. Do you have a quarantine tank to put him in? I can't see the white thing, does it look fuzzy like a fungus or maybe an infection? I would keep his water as clean as you can and maybe continue with the salt treatments and wait it out.
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    Looks to me like it could be an anchor worm coming to the surface but a small fish with a large wound?..........I'd net him out and put him down. No point in spreading one fishes disease to all fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    Looks to me like it could be an anchor worm coming to the surface but a small fish with a large wound?..........I'd net him out and put him down. No point in spreading one fishes disease to all fish.
    He's the only fish in the tank.

    Also he had the wound before the addition of the heater.

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    Plus 1 to LH's assessment.

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    Have you noticed any decrease in activity or breathing difficulty for it? If so, it might be an Anchor worm as LH said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishosaurus View Post
    Have you noticed any decrease in activity or breathing difficulty for it? If so, it might be an Anchor worm as LH said.

    No, that's the weird part. The fish is acting completely normal.

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