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I have a large (8 inch) oranda that has lost one of his nasal flaps. In its place is a small black spot. I didn't think too much of it--figured he'd lost it in some kind of accident or something. But now I've noticed a small black spot at the base of his other flap as well. Hasn't lost it yet, but I'm a bit concerned. I tried to examine the black spot when he first lost the other flap but couldn't see anything with the naked eye. Anyone ever experienced this? Any ideas/suggestions?

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40 gallon with a 400 gph hob filter. 0 nitrites, 0 ammonia, 20 nitrates--due to do water change this weekend. Temp is 70 degrees. One other large (8 inch) fish in the tank with. Had some fraying on the fins for which I have been treating with medicated food for about 4 weeks. Fins look better now. Active, hungry, happy in every other way. 25-40% water change weekly depending on the nitrate levels.

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I have a large (8 inch) oranda that has lost one of his nasal flaps. In its place is a small black spot. I didn't think too much of it--figured he'd lost it in some kind of accident or something. But now I've noticed a small black spot at the base of his other flap as well. Hasn't lost it yet, but I'm a bit concerned. I tried to examine the black spot when he first lost the other flap but couldn't see anything with the naked eye. Anyone ever experienced this? Any ideas/suggestions?

I had this happen with my Punch as well - in time - for some resasoin- both of them disappeared and did not come back.

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I've never seen the other fish bothering him. They seem to get along quite well. The black spot on the one side has never gone away, either--been that way for a few weeks now. Just a tiny, black dot.

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