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    Havn't looked anywhere else yet , wanted to get advise here first . One of my silver dollars has gotten burned by the heater and I don't know what to do . it don't seem to be bothering him but it has got me worried . hes eating swimming patrolling and everything like nothing is wrong . it happened sometime early Tuesday morning and it looks like its about to fall off like a scab would on us . what should I do . Will melafix work?
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    Are you sure that it is a "burn"?....can you post a pic?...if it is a burn, this will be the first I've ever heard of it happening to a fish in a tank
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    will get pic right now back in a minute
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    this is him hope u can see it . please help if u can . thanks.
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    I have no idea what that is, hopefully one of the experts will chime in with help for you. If he is acting as he normally goes then maybe it is nothing too serious, but I really don't know, sorry for my lack of help.
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    I would tend to agree with slap - the best thing to do sometimes if it appears a fish has an injury is to keep the water clean with more frequent water changes and keep an eye out for possible infection - if the fish is eating & acting normally that's good.

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    Thanks for the positive feedback . He does seem to be acting like all is normal. Do you think I should use any meds yet or not ?
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    Making sure the water is really clean is the best advice to prevent possible infection. If you think it was the heater that caused it you may need to look into a heater guard or a heater that comes with a guard.
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    Doesn't look like a burn to me, more like some type of bacterial or fungal infection. As most burns can also lead to secondary infections, I would suggest that you complete some daily and very large water changes for two or three days and keep a very close eye on him. If he doesn't improve (or get worse) start treating with Paraguard as that will help with both bacterial and fungal infections
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    Good advice from imma24 and Judi and Cliff, water changes never hurt, and are beneficial in many ways...as far as meds go, you should NEVER use them unless you are certain of what you are trying to treat.
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