Hole In My Fish?

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    stylzofctbNew MemberMember

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    One of my older mollies has developed what almost looks like a hole in the top of her head. Its hard to get a good picture since she wont stop moving, but it almost looks like i can see inside of her noodle. Its just white, no redness or other color, and she has been acting perfectly fine since i have noticed 20190504_080639_HDR.20190504_080523_HDR.
     
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    Water parameters? Is the tank cycled? Any new additions to the tank recently? What size tank? Looks like a fungus. Not a fish disease expert so for now i would be sure the parameters all check out and wait for more knowledge to chime in.
     
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    I know there is a disease literally called "hole in the head" that's caused by a parasite. It manifests by small holes in the head and white flakey patches that will extend laterally down the fish's body. I'm not sure about treatment (or if it is even treatable) but I hope this helps.
     
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    Tank and been cycled for 1.5 years, nitrite 0, ammonia, 0, nitrate 30ish
     
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    Unfortunately i came home from work to her floating at the top upside down. After further inspection, it was defiantly a hole but it seemed clean if that makes sence? No jaged edges, no redness, and she acted fine until she died
     
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    Sorry for your loss
     
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