What's wrong with my Otto?!

  1. robyn123

    robyn123 Initiate Member

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    Hi I got 4 ottos the other week at my local fish store and I have noticed one of them has a weird white Mark that the others don't have on its side, please the attached pictures. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1465410529.420658.jpg ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1465410552.872041.jpg ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1465410613.942729.jpg

    Does anyone know what's wrong with him?

    How can I help him?

    Thanks in advance!
     

  2. ToddHendrix

    ToddHendrix Member Member

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    Usually a white spot means ich, but ich usually shows multiple spots. Ottos unfortunately are one of the most delicate fish to keep, and when you get a few you have to be prepared for 1 to die or get sick... i hope someone can give you a better answer soon!
     

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    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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    robyn123 Initiate Member

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    Do I need to separate it from the other fish immediately?
     
  5. boxtop

    boxtop Member Member

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    I had the same thing on one of mine. Unfortunately it died. I had the ottosfor several months before that one got sick and none of the other ottos have had the same problem. That was about 6 or 7 months ago.

    I hope you find out what causes it and I hope you figure out how to successfully treat it.
     
  6. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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    yup. its very spreadable.
     
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    Not necessarily. Many fungus and bacterial infections are opportunistic and will only affect stressed or already sick fish. Not necessarily contagious.

    If that's the case, you'd want to separate the oto from the others so you can treat it without exposing the others to the meds, not because it's contagious.
    robyn123 - does it look cottony or does it look more like a chunk is missing from it?
     
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    robyn123 Initiate Member

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    I guess it looks like a bits come out of it? What medication should I give?
     
  9. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    So more of a wound? Any other symptoms?

    Large, frequent water changes may be enough, but an antibiotic or antifungal may be a good idea to help prevent infection. DoubleDutch?
     
  10. aliray

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    Fungus usually looks like a piece of cotton on the wound or area. Kind of like you took a ball of cotton , took off a small piece and attached to the fish. Is that what it looks like? or is it just a white spot on the fish? Alison
     

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    robyn123 Initiate Member

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    Looks kind of attached I guess? ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1465457555.795347.jpg
     
  12. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

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    Looks like an infected wound indeed.
     
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    Wound? What should I do then?
     

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