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Hello from Philadelphia!

Our 5 year old comet autolinking image, Hans' mouth is peeling causing he/she to thrash,etc. He's alone in a 20 gallon tank (I know it should be 30) and we've tried various Bacteria & Fungus treatments and water changes. The rest of his/her body seems perfectly fine and it doesn't seem to me to be bacterial. Could it be anything else?

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Re: Greetings! and HELP! please

Can you get a picture of it?

Currently setup (down to 20!):
8x 10g grow out tanks + 1 microcrab tank
1x 20g female crayfish tank
1x 20g Endler tank
2x 20g long crayfish breeders
1x 29g breeder for Mosquito Fish
1x 29g blue crayfish growout tank
1x 45g tall Super Reds
1x 55g Wife's Shrimp tank
1x 60g Platys
1x 75g Super Reds
1x 75g + 20g long sump Cats, Pickerel, Bait, and Punkin

Waiting for room:
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12x 5g
15x 10g
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2x 55g
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Re: Greetings! and HELP! please

Sounds like columnaris, which is a flesh-eating infection of the mouth (commonly called "cottonmouth", caused by overcrowding and poor water quality. There are some treatments you can use, most notably a potassium permangenate bath, as described on Wikipedia (link listed below), however the fatality rate is very high once it has established itself. Best of luck!
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Re: Greetings! and HELP! please

Welcome to this great forum. Sorry to here about your fish. I believe Gizmo is right about the diagnosis being columnaris. Post some pictures if you can. This will help confirm the diagnosis.

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