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Is this a disease or an injury

Postby jgrillout » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:04 am

Here is a very short video of one of my male lemon jakes that has a raw mark on the top of his head. What could this be? I did notice some aggression between another jake and my star sapphire. Is this possibly an injury or is it a disease? Sorry this is the best pic i can get
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75 gallon freshwater
male Star Sapphire hap
male black orange dorsal hap
male electric blue hap
male red empress hap
male blue dolphin hap

2 male Lemon Jakes
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Re: Is this a disease or an injury

Postby ken31cay » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:35 am

Agree not a clear picture but my thought is that it's a likely spot for an injury. Were you also going to post a vid? I think you should observe the mark over the next 2-3 days for changes, whether it begins to heal or else changes in a negative way.

If I were dealing with this I would maintain fresh, clean water in my tank, and table salt in the water to ward off infection in the case it's an injury.
450gal Frontosa (blue Zaire Moba) & haps
180gal school of Red Rainbowfish
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Re: Is this a disease or an injury

Postby jgrillout » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:50 am

I tried to attach the video but it was not allowed.

Thanks for your tips.
75 gallon freshwater
male Star Sapphire hap
male black orange dorsal hap
male electric blue hap
male red empress hap
male blue dolphin hap

2 male Lemon Jakes
jgrillout
 
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:33 pm
Location: ohio

Re: Is this a disease or an injury

Postby jgrillout » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:57 pm

ken31cay wrote:Agree not a clear picture but my thought is that it's a likely spot for an injury. Were you also going to post a vid? I think you should observe the mark over the next 2-3 days for changes, whether it begins to heal or else changes in a negative way.

If I were dealing with this I would maintain fresh, clean water in my tank, and table salt in the water to ward off infection in the case it's an injury.


How much table salt for a 75 gallon do you recommend?
75 gallon freshwater
male Star Sapphire hap
male black orange dorsal hap
male electric blue hap
male red empress hap
male blue dolphin hap

2 male Lemon Jakes
jgrillout
 
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:33 pm
Location: ohio

Re: Is this a disease or an injury

Postby ken31cay » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:45 pm

I would add 1 tablespoon per 5 gal of tank water and maintain that for 5-10 days. Replace the amount of salt removed in your water changes.
450gal Frontosa (blue Zaire Moba) & haps
180gal school of Red Rainbowfish
ken31cay
 
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Location: Cayman Islands


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