White Chin And Torn Fins

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Cichlidcrazy, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. CichlidcrazyValued MemberMember

    I noticed my cichlid had a white mark on his chin and some torn looking fins. I'm worried that it may be getting a disease I lost a fish a month ago to bloat. I have seen him fight but just wanna relieve some worry that it's not a sickness. And if it is from fighting what's the best way to heal him? IMAG2429.jpg
     
  2. meyowmeowValued MemberMember

    Sorry about your fish! How long have you had him and what type of cichlid is he? What size tank is he in? What are his tank mates? Do you have a water test kit? If so, what are your current water parameters? Without knowing any of that, my initial guess would be a fungal infection due to the white marks.
     
  3. CichlidcrazyValued MemberMember

    I've had him for a little under a year. Tank is a 75g. Checked parameters last night 7.6-7.8 ph and 0 ammonia. I have a mixture of African cichlids peacocks and few mbuna. Oh and he is a rainbow cichlid that's what the tag said. I've noiticed him lip locking with another peacock but didn't know if that would cause him to look like this. All the other fish have nice flowing fins and scales.
     
  4. CichlidcrazyValued MemberMember

    He has always had a little white mark after a fight about 4 months ago but just recently I've noticed this and some ruff fins.
     
  5. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    That's a great picture! Thank you. Can we get a picture of the fins you are talking about? (in the water)
     
  6. CichlidcrazyValued MemberMember

    Here is an older one if you can see the missing pieces at the end of the dorsal fin. It's like that now but a few more missing and a ruff pectoral fin. I'll get another when I get off work. 20170207095252_1.JPG
     
  7. CichlidcrazyValued MemberMember

    Any ideas if this is a battle scar or disease? He's still eating and I can't get pics of his fins I'm water yet because I have him in a 5g bucket. So if out of water is okay then I can get some later
     
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