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  1. Exclamation Strange Red Spots on Oto's Head


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    Attached is a picture of one of my otos. As you can see, there's that weird red and white spot behind its eye. It has the same thing on both sides of its head and the scales there are raised (as is seen in fish with dropsy). It's been in this smae spot on the glass for quite a while now and it's keeping its fins clamped. Any ideas as to what it has?
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    Joseph Granata
    My current 37gal freshwater community tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=116054
    My upcoming 37gal FOWLR tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...42#post1214342

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    It's a little difficult to tell from that pic

    Maybe try going through the below link

    http://www.fishyportal.com/diag/
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Did it appear suddenly? It looks a lot like an injury to me.
    What other animals to you have in the tank?

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    I originally thought it was an injury too - like maybe another fish rammed into it or something. But the fact that it has the same thing on both sides of its head makes me think it's some sort of disease. It moved to a different part of the tank and I was able to get a better look, and some of the skin looks like it's rotting.

    I had two bumblebee gobies die last week (I have no idea why because I was away from home and my dad was taking care of the fish), so I'm sort of alarmed. Is there any sort of medication/remedy you'd suggest as a precautionary measure to make sure nothing wipes out my whole tank, or should I just wait and see?
    Joseph Granata
    My current 37gal freshwater community tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=116054
    My upcoming 37gal FOWLR tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...42#post1214342

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    what medications do you have?

    I generally do not advise for treating for unknown illnesses, but one could surmise that unless it is a bite, it is likely bacterial or protozoal in origin, or could soon be infected by these.
    the medications I know that i would use are seachem paraguard, which treats both external protozoans and bacteria, kanaplex which is an antibiotic and metronidazole which is an antibiotic and also kills protozoa.

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    I went to the LFS today and the manager (who is very knowledgeable and trustworthy; I don't think he would tell anyone to buy something just to make money) recommended Furan-2 by API (they don't carry that many Seachem products in-store or I definitely would've got those instead) because he thinks it's hemorrhagic septicemia.

    I don't like to go with meds either unless it's a last resort but I'll be away again for a week so I decided it would be safer to just give my dad instructions on how to dose the meds than to hope for the best during the week and possibly come back to something a lot worse.
    Joseph Granata
    My current 37gal freshwater community tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=116054
    My upcoming 37gal FOWLR tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...42#post1214342

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    it might be, but doesn't septicaemia generally show up in the abdominal region?
    oh well, furan is a good antibiotic.

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    I just looked it up and it seems to be that bleeding shows up most commonly around the eyes and/or at the base of fins
    Joseph Granata
    My current 37gal freshwater community tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=116054
    My upcoming 37gal FOWLR tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...42#post1214342

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    Keep a close eye on your water parameters

    Furan-2 will treat both Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive bacteria, and your beneficial bacterial you need in your aquarium can be effected by Gram-Negative medications to the point of effecting your water quality
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    I figured.
    Joseph Granata
    My current 37gal freshwater community tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=116054
    My upcoming 37gal FOWLR tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...42#post1214342

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