Reed/ Rope fish with wound not healing?

  1. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    So I've been eyeing this reed fish at the LPS for a few months. I never got him because one I only had a 20g, two, my mother would kill me if I bought a fish that "expensive" (she nearly blew a fuse when I showed her a 300$ flower horn) and three, he had a white wound on his back.
    Well, i finally gave in cause I felt sorry for him (crammed in there by himself with the frogs) and brought him home. (Now own a 45g, yes still a little small but a heck of a lot better then what he was in) The lady there already warned me that he had a wound on his back but he was healthy/moving around/ eating ect. I've got him in a separate tank (cause I'm paranoid) and got a pic of the wound. It doesn't look like it's changed since I saw it a few months ago and I'm kinda wondering what the heck. Could the frogs have done it? Heater? Bacteria? I have no idea. And why the heck isn't it healing? They admitied to not treating him. Any ideas?

  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

  3. OP

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    Note to self, this website SO dose not work properly on a phone...
    Thanks. I've kinda browsed this site before but this had got me totally stumped on what's going on.
    anyways, I just checked on him again today and now there's a white fuzz on it. I think it's because he's in a small hospital tank so i kinda want to put him in my big tank with a divider where there's much better filtration if it's a 'leave it alone and it will heal' thing but I'm paranoid that he might have something that will spread to my other fish. Half of them are scaleless so i cant use medication if he's in the big tank. The biggest thing that i want to know is why is it not healing. Could he have gotten something from the frogs...?