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White Spot Injury or Potential Disease on Platy's Head Scales


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Tank Perameters:

  • pH: 6.9
  • Nitrates: 25ppm
  • Hardness: 150ppm
  • Nitrite: 0
  • Ammonia: 0
  • KH/Buffer: 40-80ppm
  • Water Temperature: 78F

Firstly sorry about the crappy picture quality! One of my female Platies (the yellowish one) seems to have some sort of injury or disease on the scales in between her eyes on the top of her head. It looks like the scales are turning white/lightening. I don't see this on any of my other fish or on any other parts of her body. The orange, male Platty also seen in the picture chases her around a lot, so it's possible she scraped herself on something.


Thanks in advance!






Edited by colo3000
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This could just be an injury from a knock, bite, or scrape that will repair itself in short order. Or it might be hole-in-head disease. I typically do a 25% water change, lower / mute the lights for a few days, and cut feedings in 1/2 for a couple days as well. Let the tank and fish settle. Keep an eye on her and see if this seems to change at all.

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