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The Zigman

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2 days ago this was a small scratch, I figured she scraped up against some driftwood, or a rock or something. I figured I would watch it for a day or 2 and see if it cleared up.

Today I came home from work to this...
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I have moved her to a 15 gal QT tank, that up till a few weeks ago had shrimp.
I have treated the QT with Maracyn and Maracyn II, since I think this is most likely an infection from the initial injury.

Looking for other opinions.
Does this look like the result of an infected injury or something else?
None of the other 80+ fish in the tank show any symptoms or any distress.


Hopefully things improve in the days to come.
I have had this fish since she was about the size of a quarter, so hopefully she (i think!) pulls through.
 
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discuspaul

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You've done what you can for now. If the Maracyn treatment doesn't seem to bring any improvement, you might follow that up with a metronidazole treatment .
Looks like pretty serious damage though, and unfortunately I don't believe the curative prognosis is very good.
 

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Wow!! I do not know what it is, but definately some kind of infection. Not sure how discus reacts to salt, but I would add some salt to the water.
 

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Sorry you lost her, Zig. You did the same thing I'd have done for her.

Mark
 

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So sorry. It is hard to lose such a nice fish. I think you did all you could do.
 

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Sorry Zigman.
 
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