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HakimChef said:
what's the problem, because I can't see details on him that well?
He has some holes in his head I’ll try to post a better picture
 

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That, or you could use a medication such as API General Cure.

Do a water change to keep the water clean, make sure to feed him well, and (if you can) I recommend adding a medication to help speed up the process.
 

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There's a few theories about what causes it. Poor water quality, poor diet or a parasite. The most widely excepted treatment is simply clean water and a good diet. Meds are rarely needed.
 
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david1978 said:
There's a few theories about what causes it. Poor water quality, poor diet or a parasite. The most widely excepted treatment is simply clean water and a good diet. Meds are rarely needed.
Ok and do I have to worry about it spread in to other fish?

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That, or you could use a medication such as API General Cure.
Ok I will order some in the morning since I’m having issues with my water at the moment
 

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In poor water conditions it won't matter what you add. Poor water effects the potency of most meds making then almost useless.
 

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david1978 said:
In poor water conditions it won't matter what you add. Poor water effects the potency of most meds making then almost useless.
As he said, you should do a water change and try to improve the quality before using medication.
 

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The hole in the head thing isn't an immediate threat. Yes it needs treated but you have time to get your straightened out.
 
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david1978 said:
The hole in the head thing isn't an immediate threat. Yes it needs treated but you have time to get your straightened out.
Okay thank you so much

If I return the fish, will my other fish have a chance and getting the disease?
 

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I guess that's the reason personally I wouldn't return it since it poses no harm to your current fish.
 

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