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i was staring at my tank and notice my midevil has a hole in his face. i tested the water and ammonia and nitrite were at zero and nitrates were around 20-40 ppm. i know kind of high but the other tank i set up has kind of turned into a time sink. im working on it!
it was hard to get pictures but its the best i could before coming to work. sometimes he loses his shit and will start banging around the tank. could he have stabbed himself on something? there is two pictures of the hole and one picture of the other side for comparison. thanks!



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Suprd71 replied the topic: hole in the face?

Dont take this as gospel, but a sudden hole would indicate to me an injury. Were it water quality, stress or other related, there would be some gradual erosion before an actual hole showed, imo.


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ehh replied the topic: hole in the face?

thats what i was thinking too. it did show up out of no where. and it didnt appear infected or cottony at all. that 75 gallon is looking kinda small now :-/
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Suprd71 replied the topic: hole in the face?

I hear ya.. mine in a 90 was looking a bit crampy, and your guy is bigger. My girl is about 10ins now, and doing awesome in a 5ft 120g.


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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:hole in the face?

Hope he heals up quick
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ehh replied the topic: hole in the face?

hes not that much bigger. last time i measured him he was around 10", that was about 4 months ago. and hes already at least 2 years old.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: hole in the face?

Got mine at 1in in Dec of 2012, so prob about 27 months old, give or take. 10 ins is a pretty close estimate, no bigger I dont think, but def over 9. Cant get a tape on her, she never gives a good profile view. Its always head first at the glass, looking for some chow


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ehh replied the topic: hole in the face?

haha mine too. which is why it was hard to get a picture of the hole.
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UNC-CH replied the topic: hole in the face?

I feel certain that it's not hole in the head. Also, I think there are other marks on the face that look like he or she's been banging into stuff. That's a beautiful fish. Is it eating yet?
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ehh replied the topic: Re:hole in the face?

Yeah I starved him(definitely a him) a couple days and was back to normal lol. Just being a brat a suppose.
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