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This is a discussion on Severum is sick within the Hospital Section forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; I have a severum that is not doing well. The picture is blurry but it looks like he has acne ...

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    I have a severum that is not doing well. The picture is blurry but it looks like he has acne along the right side of his face. He also seems to have trouble swimming as he is almost vertical in the water and not very responsive. It's definitely not ick, but I have no idea what it might be and how to treat it.
    Thanks for your help.

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    possibly hole in the head disease but im not expert. looks like the other one has some marks also? are they getting along? I know it can be hit or miss with mixing them. how is your water quality and aeration?
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    Yes, more information about the fish, it's behaviour with other fish, and its living conditions would make it easier for other members to make an informed possible diagnosis and offer solution options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino View Post
    possibly hole in the head disease but im not expert. looks like the other one has some marks also? are they getting along? I know it can be hit or miss with mixing them. how is your water quality and aeration?
    The other one is actually fine. They have paired and bred several times and there is no fighting at all. Water quality is great as the tank is over filtered and understocked. It started with what looked like an infection on his right Gill. I took him out and treated him in a separate tank until the infection was gone. Once I put him back he was well for a few months, but no is getting worse.
    PH 7.2, nitrite and ammonia zero, nitrates 5-10, temp 77F.
    It's a 210g with the two adult severums, three juvi severums, two angels and a common pleco.

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    I got a 20g tank (thanks "The Guy") and started treating him for hole in the head disease. Let's hope he will pull through.

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    That's internal septicaemia most
    Likely. You'd have to do metronidazole treatment with double dose for at least 7 days. Daily wc of 50 percent and full dosage repeated daily.
    He may. Ot make it as it'd through his whole system.
    Adding minerals may help and high quality food.


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