open wound on female discus

Madhav

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After two weeks of quarantine, and made sure everything is fine, eating weill swimming well and poop is not white etc, I decided to move it to my discus tank since my planted tank is still not ready yet for discus. I think.
So I took chances and added to discus tank and monitored closely for few days....
first two days there were long and harsh discussions with three other males individually and some times together tried to bulley this new addition. finally they came to an agreement and moving along amicably.
now no more fights
but
I spotted this today, is it an ich at the end of dorsal fin? its eating but not as aggressive as all the rest. swimming well. no fights no clamped fins, no hiding, no flashing, no rubbing.

I am planning to go for epsom salt treatment to reduce stress and clear the tummies. tank is 225L, so whats the suggested dosage?
1.5 tea spoons(7.5ml) or 1.5 table spoons(22.5ml)?
different sites giving different amount..... for me just to reduce stress and act as a mild laxative....

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After two weeks of quarantine, and made sure everything is fine, eating weill swimming well and poop is not white etc, I decided to move it to my discus tank since my planted tank is still not ready yet for discus. I think.
So I took chances and added to discus tank and monitored closely for few days....
first two days there were long and harsh discussions with three other males individually and some times together tried to bulley this new addition. finally they came to an agreement and moving along amicably.
now no more fights
but
I spotted this today, is it an ich at the end of dorsal fin? its eating but not as aggressive as all the rest. swimming well. no fights no clamped fins, no hiding, no flashing, no rubbing.

I am planning to go for epsom salt treatment to reduce stress and clear the tummies. tank is 225L, so whats the suggested dosage?
1.5 tea spoons(7.5ml) or 1.5 table spoons(22.5ml)?
different sites giving different amount..... for me just to reduce stress and act as a mild laxative....

https://youtu.be/1jYY_tbLb_8
I’d maybe hold fire just for even a day or two, fish do get marks on their fins and bodies and it may simply be that. Normally with ich you’ll also get clamped fins and heavy breathing before spots even appear. The fish looks to be in great health hence the reason me doubting the ich. You want to resist adding medications really if you can.

cheers

Conor
 

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I’d maybe hold fire just for even a day or two, fish do get marks on their fins and bodies and it may simply be that. Normally with ich you’ll also get clamped fins and heavy breathing before spots even appear. The fish looks to be in great health hence the reason me doubting the ich. You want to resist adding medications really if you can.

cheers

Conor

Thanks Conor,
You are right, not sure what was it but its gone in a couple of days. all are fine with no symptoms at all.
looks perfetctly healthy.

added 1.5 tea spoons, 7.5 ml of epsom salt, tank is about 240L, by now all might have displaced due to water changes.
 

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here they are
any hint which male which is female is appreciated.
 

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