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Parrotfish disease?    2/19/13
Dear staff,
I have had this parrotfish for over 4 years and he is ~5" in size. About a week ago, he started developing this lesion on his head.
<An infection in one of its lateral line pores; not uncommon>
It looks like a little hole in the head with a sort of white pimple (one or more - hard to tell) inside. Any ideas what this might be? or how to treat it?
<Often attributed to Octomita/Hexamita infestation/s... but this is only secondary to some issue/s of water quality and probably nutrition. Let's have you read re the related HLLE:
and the linked files above. Bob Fenner> 

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