Cut? Bacterial Infection? Uronema?

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Started about 3 days ago when my girlfriend noticed a spot on my firefish. It has not gotten worse but has not gotten better so looking for a diagnosis... My other fish (yellow watchmen goby) has not been infected. Not really puff so might be just an abrasion... Thoughts?

Aquarium Parameters:
Aquarium type: Reef
Aquarium water volume: 9 gal
Filtration type: AIO with floss/carbon
Lighting: 1 50/50 reef brite and 1 antic
How long has the aquarium been established? 2.5 years
Digital image of the aquarium under white light:... Cant do whites

Water quality (be sure to indicate what measurement units you are using)
Temperature: 78.5
pH: 8.1
Salinity / specific gravity: 1.025
Ammonia 0
Nitrite lol
Nitrate 10
Phosphorus .14 by hanna
Copper 0
Other

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Have you lost any fish to this problem yet? (see below) nope
Are any invertebrates affected? nope
Respiration rate of affected fish (in gill beats per minutes, count for 15 seconds and multiply by 4) looks/acting otherwise healthy
Are the affected fish still feeding? no impact
What remedies have you tried so far? Nothing as of yet
Digital image of the fish with the health issue, taken under white light
Short video of the fish (linked YouTube videos work well)

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If that was a newly acquired green chromis, I’d say it is Uronema….but it’s a fire fish and not new, so I’m pretty confident you can rule that out. So that leaves an injury, but I’m neutered how that could have happened. You don’t have a mantis or pistol shrimp in the tank do you?
It doesn’t look infected, as long as it’s still eating good, I don’t think you need to do anything.
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Yeah its a likely a pistol shrimp being a jerk. He hunted down an emerald. I will do a few more smaller feedings daily to make sure its not a food issue. Whats the signs of a next step? Fuzzy white stuff is what I hear but I will monitor it over the next few days. Thanks for easing my mind!
 

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Yeah its a likely a pistol shrimp being a jerk. He hunted down an emerald. I will do a few more smaller feedings daily to make sure its not a food issue. Whats the signs of a next step? Fuzzy white stuff is what I hear but I will monitor it over the next few days. Thanks for easing my mind!
Fuzzy white material (Saprolegnea) is seen in FW fish, but that doesn't grow on marine fish - look for increasing lesion size, redness and any other change in the fish's behavior.

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