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Help identify sickness/disease

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Hello all, today I noticed one of my cichlids with something like a rash/pox, can any one help me identify it so I can go and get the appropriate medicine, much appreciated.

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Is this the only fish affected?

How long have you had him?

How long has the tank been set up?

What are the water parameters on the tank?

Any flashing? Is the fish eating and behaving normally?

Are they indentations, or just red spots?

The fins are clamped, so I can't really tell if there is any fin deterioration or not...

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Do you have a hospital tank?

If so, I would isolate him and treat with daily water changes and Melafix. There may not be anything whatsoever wrong with him, but it would be a good preventative measure until you have time to make sure that he's really okay.

My first thought was possible lateral line disease, but it extends into the lower portions of the body, so that has me puzzled a bit.

Was it like this when you got it?

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