Urgent Parasite? Help?!

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  1. LittleFishy

    LittleFishy Astrea Snail

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    My McCosker Flasher Wrasse is showing signs of trouble. This morning I noticed a pale patch above his fin, but didn't think much of it. Now tonight it appears as the scales have fallen or been rubbed off, there is no coloration at all on that spot. I do not see white powdery appearances or "salting". He was added last Friday evening (so 3 days now), and was acclimated VERY carefully. Picture is below.

    Specific Gravity: 1.025
    Salinity: 33.6
    Temp: 80.7

    All other levels at 0 (Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate).

    PLEASE HELP!!!
     

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  3. LittleFishy

    LittleFishy Astrea Snail

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    And this is a picture of the same spot yesterday, you can see it is slightly paler.
     

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  4. PierceEye

    PierceEye Aiptasia Anemone

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    Looks to me like he scraped it on rock, might have been spooked or chased.......give it some time to see if it worsens
     
  5. MinimumPhase

    MinimumPhase Astrea Snail

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  6. LittleFishy

    LittleFishy Astrea Snail

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  7. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would give it some more time. Wrasse tend to sleep in the sand bed. They cover themselves with a slime coat and hide in the sand. Very often in a new environment they have trouble finding a fav hiding spot and they get a little beat up trying.

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  9. LittleFishy

    LittleFishy Astrea Snail

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    That's great advice. He seems to be healing up! Thanks so much