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DanioDaddy
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  • 20 gallons
  • pH: probably around 6 (run co2)
  • Nitrates: 0-10ppm
  • Hardness: 3-4dgh
  • Nitrite: 0
  • Ammonia: 0
  • KH/Buffer: 0
  • Water Temperature: 77 F

Two weeks ago I was rearranging some wood in my tank and afterwards it looked like one of the green neons got wounded/scraped ,probably by some hardscape, on one of its side most likely when frightened as I was disturbing their abode.

For good assurance I added Tbsp salt and catappa leaves and I've done three 10% water changes since then. The injury has been fast to heal.

Yesterday I noticed that there are a handful of fish that have these (see pictures) on their body. Today it doesn't have seem to change or spread but I'm wondering if it could be something else besides anchor worms so I can start thinking about executing treatment. If anything, maybe adding some more salt as I wait to observe additional changes?

Only noticed on the tetras, none on the corydoras, yet but included a pic of them bcus cute. 

 

Thank you!

 

 

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On 5/31/2024 at 6:13 PM, DanioDaddy said:

They appear to remain against the body, thank you, luckily I do have some crushed coral on hand.

It could be Dermocystidium it' been seen  in Cardinal Tetra's has been found in green neon tetra it currently has no none treatment 

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On 5/31/2024 at 3:21 PM, Colu said:

It could be Dermocystidium it' been seen  in Cardinal Tetra's has been found in green neon tetra it currently has no none treatment 

This looks more plausible, thank you!

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