Possible Fungal Infection On Empire Gudgeon

Ed204

Member
Hey Guys,
Recently when I was doing a water change, one of my Empire Gudgeons scraped himself badly on a piece of the rock work.

The wound was already white to begin with and isn’t fuzzy. It just appears to be a normal flesh wound but just white.

I was thinking the possibility of a fungal infection but due to the lack of fuzziness I kind of doubt that now.

Would appreciate all the help I can get!
 

Crimson_687

Member
A wound will appear hollow, whereas a fungus will appear as a growth. However when a fish is injured, fungal and/or bacterial infections can easily manifest in the wound. Luckily, there are medicines that treat both fungus and bacterial infections, and will also help your fish heal
 
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Ed204

Member
Crimson_687 said:
A wound will appear hollow, whereas a fungus will appear as a growth. However when a fish is injured, fungal and/or bacterial infections can easily manifest in the wound. Luckily, there are medicines that treat both fungus and bacterial infections, and will also help your fish heal
Hey there,
I do have staple meds on hand. It's good to know the difference between a wound and a fungal infection however, based on the 2 pictures, would you say that my Empire has a fungal infection or simply just a wound? Again, it's been white since the wound first appeared which was after a water change.

Thanks in Advance.
 

Crimson_687

Member
Ed204 said:
Hey there,
I do have staple meds on hand. It's good to know the difference between a wound and a fungal infection however, based on the 2 pictures, would you say that my Empire has a fungal infection or simply just a wound? Again, it's been white since the wound first appeared which was after a water change.

Thanks in Advance.
Looking at it carefully it seems just to be a wound. Missing scales, exposed skin, but not a major injury. Clean water and some time to heal is all s/he needs. You can use stress coat if you have some
 
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Ed204

Member
Crimson_687 said:
Looking at it carefully it seems just to be a wound. Missing scales, exposed skin, but not a major injury. Clean water and some time to heal is all s/he needs. You can use stress coat if you have some
Alright, thanks for that. I don’t have stress coat on hand but I’m dosing with Seachem Prime everyday to keep their slime coats up.
 

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