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  1. Default ill guppy-appears bitten-help

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    I have what I believe to be a male yellow-tailed guppy in a 20 gallon long. I have noticed what seems to be a pretty obvious crescent-shaped, what appears to be, bite mark in the top of his head behind his eye. Looking at him top-down, his head looks swollen, gray and rectangular (not the normal, slimmer, oval) guppy shaped head. The rest of his head is lumpy and some scales protrude outward from his head. The only other bigger fish I have in the tank that might be responsible are a wagtail platy and a lyretail Mollie and black Mollie. Should u medicate or remove the I'll fish ?

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    its better to remove the fish to a hospital tank and medicate there - this way healthy fish don't have to be medicated, you can monitor the effect of the medication on the sick fish better, plus the sick fish does not suffer any stress from other tank mates. Better odds for recovery all the way around.

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    Suggestions for which particular medication ?

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    If it's a bite mark, then regular fresh water might help - keeping it in a QT with maybe 2 large water changes a day might help it heal - if it appears infected, there are antibiotics available - I apologize I can't recommend one due to lack of experience but I would try my 1st suggestion before putting meds into the tank.

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    the addition of a fair quantity of salt could help too. guppies like hard water and sometimes even brackish, and the salt can also help
    slow down any pathogens that might infect the wound otherwise.

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