If it started on one side and then on the other, that's Hexamita for you.It started on the right side at the top then looked like maybe a blister that went under the the skin. Now today its on the left side of his head too ( of course he wont hold still and the others keep getting in the way ) other side looks like this side did a few days ago.
I ordered MetraPlex does that work? Should I treat the whole tank? He is rather large and won't fit well in my 10 gallon quarantine tank.If it started on one side and then on the other, that's Hexamita for you.
Get a med specifically for Hexamita and Protozoans. No broadband meds, no store recommendation like "This helps too", only something specific. Don't know what is available to you, so I can't recommend a brand. But almost every brand has one med against that stuff.
I usually don't recommend immediate treatment with meds, but with Hexamita there is no time to lose.
What do you mean by optimize my feeding regimen?Yeah, the med should work. Stick to the instructions.
Treat the whole tank, it's caused by an intestinal parasite.
As a precaution optimize your feeding regimen for the tank and get some extra vitamins to mix in with the food. The parasites can be get rid of but
Ok right now I feed everyother day one day is tetra crisps and 4 bit pellets and the other day is shrimp pellets algae wafers and meal worms. ( i have plecos, barbs, Cory's, and a rapheal catfish )Bigger variety, better quality, fast days, target feeding. Whatever may be necessary.
Doesn't tell me much, honestly.Ok right now I feed everyother day one day is tetra crisps and 4 bit pellets and the other day is shrimp pellets algae wafers and meal worms. ( i have plecos, barbs, Cory's, and a rapheal catfish )
I'm not sure what the food contains my dad gets it from Ken's fish food online and we split it. They are freeze dried i also feed cucumber from time to time. The food alternates with a day in between. I started the MetraPlex last night.Doesn't tell me much, honestly.
Make sure dry foods contain as little filler as possible. Generic fish meal, grains (wheat, corn), legumes (soy) and the like are not useful for fish. Carbs are empty calories. Too high protein in ratio to low fat is also something you want to avoid, as then the fish have to get energy from the protein which is slow starving.
Are the meal worms alive or dead when fed? Do you do fast days or just alternate this diet from day to day?