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Lateral Line Erosion

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#1 LeighS

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 03:31 PM

Type of fish: Discus
Symptoms: thin head above eyes


It is what the title says 100% , i have 2 medium about 10 cm each , and like 3 smaller ones.

I have called a vet and i must have a consultation before i can get the metro tablets that are needed, consultation is $60 alone, before even looking at buying tablets.


Also i will have to buy another 2x2x2 ft tank and filtration to put them in by themselves. which is like another $250


The 5 fish are scattered through 2 4ft fishtanks, 1 with smaller discus, one with larger around 15cm biggest.


1st thing i really need to know is, can this disease spread?


Or can i take the affected fish out, with having little chance of any others catching this.?


Any help would be appreciated. As i have some decent random larger discus in one of the tanks.


If i can take them out without having to look at treating both 4 ft tanks which i am sure is going to cost a fair bit, i would rather take that option



Leigh Smith 

Edited by LeighS, 08 June 2017 - 03:34 PM.

#2 LeighS

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 06:15 PM

actually after thinking about it, the 2 larger fish came from the same aquarium, which were given to me by the shop because they sold me a pair of super eruptions, the female had lateral line, which was barely visible i rang them explained to them that it had that and they had sold me a diseased fish, after it died and a few emails they reimbursed me the money that the female was worth only to use at there shops.

I brought a white diamond and red melon, they actually havent grown and both now have lateral. This is after like 8 months. When other discus i have had grow far bigger then them that were the same size when i got.


i wonder if the fish from that shop have brought this disease to my tanks?

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