HLLE or a Scrape?

Zbutcher

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Hey everyone,

I have a 5 foot by 2 foot frag tank water volume of about 125

my stock list is only 7 fish
2 clowns
1 cleaner wrasse
1 baby mandarin
1 damsel
1 white tail bristletooth
1 purple tang

something I’ve noticed periodically is this white scrap by the looks of it on my white tails head

It usually is something that happens over night or throughout the day and there isn’t any sort of indication it’s going to happen

My assumption is that HLLE doesn’t just instantaneously happen and there is some sort of indication of a slow rot. Where With this ill go to work then come home and all of a sudden he has a scrape on his head or I’ll check them before I go to bed then wake up and bam scrape on head then it usually goes away after it heals
He eats lots of mysis and gets nori every single day and the mysis is vitamin soaked so I don’t think it’s dietary. As of last night I took out my carbon in case that was why please see the pics below. Any advice would be greatly appreciated thank you!

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I personally can not tell anything from your blue photos on my cell phone. It does not sound like HLLE. If it is only on one side and only occasionally, it is probably a scrape.
Last it could be a color/marking change do to night or fright. Many tanks look very different well after lights out. My yellow gets much whiter and has a very noticeable line on each side. Mine definitely does not have HLLE.
 
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I personally can not tell anything from your blue photos on my cell phone. It does not sound like HLLE. If it is only on one side and only occasionally, it is probably a scrape.
Last it could be a color/marking change do to night or fright. Many tanks look very different well after lights out. My yellow gets much whiter and has a very noticeable line on each side. Mine definitely does not have HLLE.
Thanks for the reply man. It’s that like white splotch just beside his eye there in the second last photo.
 

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Yes. It looks like a scrape type injury from hitting a rock or something. Not HLLE. Should heal in a day or two.
 

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What was the verdict here? I have a tomini with a very similar mark. I’m really hoping it’s a scrape.
 
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