View Full Version : disease help

02-23-2004, 02:02 AM
Hi All,
I have a gold severum which is about 3 inches. For about a month now he has had this kind of faint black greyish marks developing on his head and fins. It kind of looks like scratches that have dirt or in them?? It started off a month ago in a couple of spots but it is now a month and it seems to have developed in more places. It doesn't seem bothered by it and swims and eats as normal. Tank mates are a green terror and some silver dollars but these were added to the tank after this started. Water parametres are all perfect with the only unstable thing of late is temperature with has been fluctuating between 26 and 30C due to some hot weather. Any ideas?

02-23-2004, 03:31 AM
Little sevrums do have spots on them. Kinda on the side of them behind their gills, no worries.

If you are still worried post a picture if you can, but little spots on the juvenilles is normal.

02-23-2004, 03:45 PM
This is not the usual spots on severums. These are like faint scratches that are a greyish looking to almost look like scars.

02-24-2004, 10:23 PM
If they look like scars they more than likely are scars. They will probably go away. I couldn't remember if you are using salt in your tank but it helps healing significantly IMO.