Is This Body Flukes?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by ASHLEY R COOK, May 16, 2018.

  1. ASHLEY R COOK

    ASHLEY R COOK Valued Member Member

    I am currently treating the tank with prazi pro for other symptoms.
    Is this body flukes on my male Molly?
    I'm not noticing anything on any other fish. He has tiny dark specs and some of his orange scales seem ragged or missing on his side. I have pics of both of his sides.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  2. fjh

    fjh Well Known Member Member

    I think you forgot to post pics
     
  3. OP
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    ASHLEY R COOK

    ASHLEY R COOK Valued Member Member

    Yes I did forget 20180516_174522.jpg 20180516_174334.jpg
     
  4. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

    Body flukes would be my guess, but they should be taken care of by the PraziPro, but if I remember correctly from the bottle, some severe cases may take 2 treatments. The scales are probably missing from the fish scraping itself against objects because of the irritation.
     
  5. OP
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    ASHLEY R COOK

    ASHLEY R COOK Valued Member Member

    Anyone have experience have a time line of how I will know if it's better or not?
     
  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    You'll notice if they go away or not, that's how you know :) If the Prazi can kill them, his body will break them down. But black spot disease doesn't usually cause many issues, even if you can't get rid of it.
     
  7. OP
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    ASHLEY R COOK

    ASHLEY R COOK Valued Member Member

    So the dots have not noticeable gotten worse but his scale loss has. Is that normal? When should I think about different treatment?
    He acts fine and no one else seems to be effected. Still treating with prazi for now but I don't want to miss anything if he need other treatment. I tried to get a pic but he won't stay still. It's like the scale loss in the pic but double.
     
  8. OP
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    ASHLEY R COOK

    ASHLEY R COOK Valued Member Member

    I got a pic this morning? Anything I should be looking out for or doing different? 20180521_083929.jpg
     
  9. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

    I couldn't find anything wrong other than a few scales missing. The fish may be irritated by something and losing a few scales because of scratching itself against things. Are you able to get a pic of it from a top view?
     
  10. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Doesn't look bad to me either.
     




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