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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-01-2011, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Puffer fish has weird mark

2 of my figure 8 puffer fish have got a weird mark at the base of the tail just before their tail fin. It is red and like a thin thread like mark that sits below the skin. The puffer fish are acting normally but this mark is present on both fish in a similar location. Both fish have eaten within the last 24 hours. the other figure 8 puffer has no mark so far. Water tested was well within parameters.

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wondered if it was a parasite but having read on websites cant find anything that matches exactly.
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2 of my figure 8 puffer fish have got a weird mark at the base of the tail just before their tail fin. It is red and like a thin thread like mark that sits below the skin. The puffer fish are acting normally but this mark is present on both fish in a similar location. Both fish have eaten within the last 24 hours. the other figure 8 puffer has no mark so far. Water tested was well within parameters.

Any ideas?


wondered if it was a parasite but having read on websites cant find anything that matches exactly.
parasite is possible and are usually passed through the digestive system. A pic would help but when in doubt you can treat for parasites and not not worry about harming the fish.




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