Marks on Copperband butterfly

Discussion in 'Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals' started by lourensmocke, 31 Aug 2014.

  1. lourensmocke

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    Hi, I've noticed these marks on the side of my cbb.

    Almost look like an attack from another fish (really suspect the Keyhole Angel). It started out dark grey and now it seems if the flesh is getting better. Not sure if I need to treat this with something or will the scales/skin/colour return to the side of the fish.

    Cbb acts normal and eats well (only started to eat about a week ago). I would hate for this one to die as it is such a nice fish and EATING! :m01:

    Hope anyone can help. Thanks.

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    Marks on the top right band from the eye.
     
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    It will most likely heal by itself. As long as the aggressor leaves the cbb alone.

    Keep an eye on the tank and see if you can pinpoint the guilty party. Most likely happens when the lights go out and the fish are fighting over sleeping spots.
     
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    If it's eating, it will be fine, enrich food with some vitamins like Dr Boyds vita chem.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. I really think it is the Keyhole Angel, but I will try and see at night. It is really aggressive towards this cbb whenever it sees the cbb.

    Still trying to catch the Keyhole to get rid of it.
     
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