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I was doing my weekly water change this morning when I noticed a whitish spot on his side (like a piece of skin) with a red spot on the scale side, which looked like blood. I have no idea what this is. He loses scales on a regular basis, but it never looks like this.

Ammonia level= 0

Nitrate level?=10

Nitrite level?= 0

Ph Level? = 8 (always)

Ph Level out of the Tap?=8.0

Tank size(How many Gals) and How long has it been running?= 20 gallons, 2 years

What kind of Filtration? = 2 Aquaclear 200 filters with sponges

How often do you change the water and how much?=Once a week, 50%

What kind of Water additives or conditioners?=Novaqua+

Any Medications add to the tank?= No

How many fish in the tank and there size?= 3 (2 male moors, 1 is 4 inches long, the

other is 2.5; 1 bushy-nosed pleco, about 4 in)

Add any new fish to the tank?No

What do you feed your fish?= Tetra Color Fin and ProGold (I alternate)

Any unusual findings on the fish? Such as "grains of salt", bloody streaks, frayed fins, fungus?= bloody spot, little bit of frayed fins

Any unusual behavior? Like staying at the bottom, not eating, ect..? = No


Kristi (and Buddy and Stevie the moors, and Spot the pleco)

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Thanks for posting all the info requested, that is so helpful for us.

I am not sure what to tell you, does it seem to bother him?

What I would do is watch it for a day or so and see what happens. If he hurt himself on something it should start to heal.

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I had a oranda that had a similar injury. It sounds like a scratch, like he might have had a little accident and torn his fin. My fish healed with the help of Melafix. Check it out online at www.aquariumpharm.com. You should be able to find it at any local pet supply. Hope this helps.

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