What Is This Spot On My Platty?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Ethan grassetti, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Ethan grassetti

    Ethan grassetti New Member Member

    I have 3 plattys 2 male and I believe this one is a female. She has a a big white spot on her head. Please Help!
     

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  2. DeerPark

    DeerPark New Member Member

    It appears to be a mark from a physical injury. Upon close inspection, does your female have small white spots over her body?

    Keep an eye on the mark. If it doesn't get bigger or go fluffy, she has most likely caught herself on something or been attacked
     
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  3. OP
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    Ethan grassetti

    Ethan grassetti New Member Member

    What does it mean if it gets bigger

    No just on her head should I quarantine her ?
     
  4. DeerPark

    DeerPark New Member Member

    Okay, keep her where she is for now. It does appear to be an injury, but monitor her for any changes in the mark. If the mark changes (gets bigger/furry), quarantine if possible as it may be a fungus and will require treatment (melafix does a good job).
    Are your water parameters okay? There is a slight chance it could be an ammonia burn, but that can be quickly checked out by testing the water.
    Anyhow, if the mark gets any worse in appearance and your parametres are okay, it's a fungus. Since there arn't any white spots over her body we can rule out ick.
    If the appearance of the mark improves, which is my guess, she will be fine
     
  5. toolman

    toolman Well Known Member Member

    Quarantine, Fresh water and observation. Fresh clean water is always the best thing for the fish. Melafix (and the other fixes) are just a waste of time and money IMHO, but may help a little just not enough to justify the cost in my opinion.
     
  6. OP
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    Ethan grassetti

    Ethan grassetti New Member Member

    Thank you but sadly she died. It's sad she was just acting normal again she was just staying in a rock or at the top she just started swiming again and got this fatal injury. Don't know what could have done it. Can you check my profile aquarium details to see?
     




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