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*]Ammonia Level? 0

[*]Nitrite Level? 0

[*]Nitrate level? <5

[*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.5

[*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 6.8

[*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api drops

[*]Water temperature? 74

[*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallons, 3 months

[*]What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? whisper 10-30i

[*]How often do you change the water and how much? 50% twice a week

[*]how many days ago was the last water change and how much? two days ago, 50%

[*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 1, 3 inches

[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime

[*]What do you feed your fish and how often? twice a day, just started a new diet of saki hikari, omega flakes, peas

[*]Any new fish added to the tank? no

[*]Any medications added to the tank? 0.1% salt added yesterday because of the hole

[*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? He has a small hole in the middle of one of his scales close to the head. It looks as if the scale has been pierced.



[*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? not really - some gulping and occasional yawning. Very active and has great appetite.

I have no idea what this is and whether it could be an injury or a parasite. I hope it's nothing serious. I added 0.1% to prevent infection.

Any ideas about what this is and what else I can do?

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