moorish idol cut

Discussion in 'Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals' started by Tla, 31 Mar 2013.

  1. Tla

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    iv had a moorish idol in my tank for about a year and now when i fed them i see he has a huge cut on his side. its not one of those white grazes the fish get, its bleeding and when he swims in the light it looks like there's lots of internal bleeding under the skin and the cut is hanging open and is a millimeter or 2 deep almost like when someone needs stitches. He seems to be eating and swimming fine but is there anything i can put in the water to avoid further infections.
     
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    you can try using seachem paraguard, and make sure he eats a lot...
     
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    what fish is he housed with?

    @achillies might be able to help with medication
     
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    Sounds like a tang got hold of the fish. I would catch the fish and treat the wound with mercurochrome or gentian Violet to combat secondary bacterial infection.
     
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