Firefish

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Last night noticed a mark on the top of my Firefish. I thought it looked like a nip but could be parasitic? (or from the rockwork?)

If it is a nip the possible suspects are Clowns, Watchman Goby, Six-line wrasse (for reference he is a coward!)

Any thoughts or ideas on if I should do anything or just keep monitoring?

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Last night noticed a mark on the top of my Firefish. I thought it looked like a nip but could be parasitic? (or from the rockwork?)

If it is a nip the possible suspects are Clowns, Watchman Goby, Six-line wrasse (for reference he is a coward!)

Any thoughts or ideas on if I should do anything or just keep monitoring?
It's hard to tell from the pic.

Is it still eating as normal and all behaviour seem normal?

If so it could be a nip from another fish also firefish like to hide its typical behaviour for their species, and it could have hit a sharp bit of rock swimmer out of the way.

If the answer is yes to above I would just monitor for now

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Quite possibly a nip and a bit of a fungal infection. Catching and treating might be more harmful than helpful . If hes eating and behaving well fingers crossed he will pull thru.
Do not mock the snake because it has no horns.For who is to say that one day it may become a dragon,as one just man may become an army...Water Margin.

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Yeah, he still seems to be carrying on as normal so going to keep an eye on him!


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Reply #4

Lymphocystis. Viral infection. Easy to sort out generally by keeping water quality high.
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It seems to have healed up really nicely and quickly which is great!!!!

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