Urgent help needed Cleaner Wrasse has an Owie!!

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  1. Mrabkin

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    Hey guys,

    Forgive me if i am just being paranoid..

    My fairly new cleaner wrasse has a sore on his back, that may be a bite from another fish, but im not sure..

    It ate like a pig this evening, but i only noticed it seemed a bit jerky and erratic after he ate. I must admit i noticed his behaviour only after i noticed the sore... so maybe im just paranoid. hope so. all other livestock is good.

    He only seems to be jerky when he is chasing his reflection up and down the window, not when he is just swimming around.

    this is the best photo i could get.. he's a fast one!!

    If this were not a bite, perhaps a parasite, what behaviours should i be on the lookout for? besides the obvious head shaking, swimming skew etc

    thx guys

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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    it doesnt seem to be too bad a sore from the pic but providing a healthy vitimin enriched diet will definatley allow it to heal quickly.. just keep a close eye on it to make sure it doesnt get infected and worsen..
     
  4. Mrabkin

    Mrabkin Thread Starter

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    Thx Les.
    Just seen my powderbrown having a go at him! Been battling with him big time! This will be his third trip to the fuge. Time to give him up for adoption. Too many grey hairs from brown fish.

    Apologies Mods, I'm sure I can handle it, not urgent and life threatening anymore.

    Thx again,

    Paranoid Dad.
     
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    ha ha, always good to check.. the cleaners actually irritate certain fish (usually tangs and surgeons) and are often chased about the tank.. the Pbrown possibly hooked him a shot, hence the sore..
     
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    Ok, so the powderbrown has been adopted, and will be leaving tomorrow. Crazy how attached one gets to these fish!! I may even shed a tear when he drives away tomorrow.
     
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    Thats perfectly fine :)
     
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    Could the fighting be teritory related??

    As due to our small tanks (compaired to a reef) fish establish a "home turf" and might be aggressive towards new commers.
     
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