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Found one of my Hatchet fish presenting w/ the following. It's acting total normal and no other fish seem to have any lice that I can see. 

Per my Google searches it appears to be a water slater or similar lice-like parasite. 

I've isolated the Hatchetfish and am preparing a salt bath but am wondering what my options are for the entire tank? It's a 75g with numerous fish and lots of decor so I will likely need to treat the whole tank to kill any eggs.

All fish were quarantined w/ the recommended trio- I am reaching out to my LFS to give them the heads up to check their stock just in case. Any other steps to take? 




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On 9/18/2022 at 9:00 PM, Colu said:

You can treat the main tank with Hikari cyropro that treats anchor worms and fish lice and I would add a small amount of aquarium salt 1 table for 3 gallons as the tissue damage caused by the fish lice can cause secondary bacteria infection @asondhi

Thank you so much! 

Cyropro is ordered and 25Tbsp salt going into tank. 

Thank you for the quick reply. 

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