View Full Version : Spot on Zebra Loach

07-13-2008, 06:05 PM
There is a small white spot on top of my zebra loach. On top his head before the dorsal fin. It is say 5mm by 3mm in an oval shape. It doesn't stick out or anything.

Any ideas for what it is??

Thankyou in advance.

07-13-2008, 06:35 PM
Color of the spot? Is it something new?

07-13-2008, 08:19 PM
It is white, i've had the loach a few weeks now it popped up yesterday. my other 2 loaches don't have it.

07-13-2008, 08:40 PM
Close-up shot, Tolley? Being oval instead of the round Ich, I'd have to see it to try and ID it for you, as I do have suspicions. I take it the loach is acting normally? Eating, and everything?


07-13-2008, 08:56 PM
Yeah i put ich aside too. I will try get pic. My sister jus got a new (good) camera.

Loach is perfect probably the most active of the three too.

I'll pm you when i get a photo dave incase you miss the thread. As my sister is out and i have no idea where the cam is.

07-13-2008, 10:35 PM
here are the pics still rubbish. as i couldn't work the cam out.

Hopefully you see the spot.

07-14-2008, 02:53 PM
I have an answer now from Dave in Pm thanks!!

07-14-2008, 03:11 PM
I have an answer now from Dave in Pm thanks!!
and what was it????thumbs2:

07-15-2008, 04:08 AM
Told him it looked like a scrape, since it was on the high part of the fish and Botia like to jam themselves into tight spots, Angel. The shape and the very slight raise of the mark indicated a scrape with a bit of swelling.
Loach was also acting perfectly normal, with no flashing or odd behavior, which further indicated a scrape.
Kept eight species of Botia over the years and four species now, and seen little scrapes like that before.


07-15-2008, 04:17 AM
good call dave!

07-15-2008, 03:07 PM
He sure did! Also for an update everyone i mark has gotten smaller therefore it is getting better! thumbs2: