external parasite?

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by mozymo, Nov 15, 2010.

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  1. mozymo

    mozymo Astrea Snail

    Aug 27, 2009
    Santa Cruz, CA

    I have had this Midas Blenny for 8 days now. For the last few days he has been crashing and rubbing in the sand. I believe this is called "glancing" and is associated with external parasites. This morning, I noticed a red infected looking mark above his right eye. I don't see any white spots on his body (besides the sand stuck to him from crashing in the sand bed).

    I have only had a salt water aquarium for 6 months now and this is the first fish that has been sick so I am a little unsure how to treat him? I am isolating him this evening in a quarantine tank.

    Any ideas on what he has? What sort of medicine should I use?