Urgent help needed Lesion on mandarin

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  1. Henkie

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    Hi guys

    I need some sound and urgent advice!

    Tonight I saw this mark on my mandarin. I have no idea what it is and what caused it.
    My main concern is saving this little guys life! It will be his 7th month with me in a few days.

    I took him out of the display and gave him a bath in paraguard.
    He currently is in my sump in a breeder net.

    Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks guys!

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    Eish that looks bad!
    Could be vibriosis (bacterial infection)?
    Keep it quarantined in a separate tank until someone can confirm if it is or not vibriosis.

    Also add tank parameters, livestock (any aggressive fish and stinging coral) to help with diagnosis.

    Good luck and hope he makes it!
     
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    I think it was my tiger goby that have him a bit of grief!

    Tank parameters.

    Alk: 7 dkh
    Ca: 400ppm
    No3: 10 - 15ppm

    All tests are done with salifert kits
     
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    That wound looks clean. Not a bacterial ulcer( you would see the leading edge of the wound enflamed). Who knows how he managed that. One thing for sure if hes going to make it he needs little stress as possible. How did you catch him, normally a mission in a reef environment?
     
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    I have a very open scape and his sleeping spot is next to a rock with a little over hang.
    So catching him took 5 seconds. He was sleeping as well which made it easier
     
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    Looks like another fish has been giving him a hiding. His fins are all nipped so I would suggest keeping him in a separate tank or a breeding fish net. Keep it well fed and he will recover.
     
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    cool, well fish can survive fairly heavy wounds. I know of a few that have survived their tails being bitten of by sharks! Key is to prevent ongoing stress that would compromise its immune systems which it now really needs to keep infection at bay. Lots of good food, excellent water quality and manage stress from the other fishes. From what you said you might have to make a choice in that regard
     
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    He did not make it through the night.

    A hard lesson learned.

    The mods can close the thread
     
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