Help Hole in Head??

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Cody6511

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I believe one of my green sevs is starting to contract hole in the head disease. I say this because he has a what looks to be a lesion that is about a milimeter long starting on the top of his head and extending to the start of his dorsal fin. It is a whitish color and my other sevs dont have it thats why i was concerned and i know cichlids contract this disease. Am i right in my assumption? And if so how do i treat this? I removed the activated carbon bags already as a precaution. I feed them spirulina flakes once a day and also regular mixed flakes once a day. I have maracyn plus will this treat it?
 

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Hole in the head can be easily fixed by feeding a good diet and frequent water changes. That doesn't really sound like it though. You are describing more of a sore . Hole in the head is an actual hole that you can see into. it looks like someone took a thin knitting needle and pushed it in and stuck a hole there. We had a big Oscar that had it when we got him from someone else. That's all I did was feed him a good diet and did lots of wc. It went away in a few weeks.
 

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You know, I am sorry to say but at my work, we have a 12" long Pleco that has a huge black spot on its head that I assume is hole in head. Unfortunately, I have asked to take care of the tank and my boss keeps declining.
 

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Is it a black spot or an actual hole. It may be something different. Either way shame on your boss for not letting you take care of the poor thing.
 
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That is dumb that he isn't letting you help a living creature! Bosses can be very annoying! I will do a water change in the morning then, and keep doing them til I see its gone away. I am using the Tetra brand flakes currently are Omega One brand better?
 
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