Need help figuring out what's on my wrasse

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Hi, All. I really need some help here. I have a fairly new Royal Flasher Wrasse. He went thru the full QT course of TTM, with Metroplex dosed 5 x (every other day), 2 H2O2 dips x 30 mins each on days 1 & 7, followed by 2 rounds of Prazipro in the observation tank. He just got into DT a week ago.

When I put him in the DT, he slid out of the colander and immediately made a run for the rocks, and I actually thought he hit his head on the rocks, since he stayed in a hole, tail up. I touched his tail to see if he was dead, and he swam thru the rock, so clearly ok. He was out and about the next day, eating and acting normal. Then he ghosted for 3 days and I thought he was dead and gone.

Today, he's back, swimming and acting normal...except he has this white blob on his right side, near his tail. I tried to get pix. Hopefully you can see it well enough to tell what it is. It looks kinda like a sore. I've never seen anything like it. He also is missing a chunk of his tail fin.

None of my other fish have anything at all wrong with them, all are eating well, no missing fins, healthy, and seem happy. All are peaceful fish, no issues. The tank is about a year and a half old, with LR, LSB, and the only corals are a small xenia, a shroom, and a small toadstool leather. See pix below. If you need more info, let me know. I greatly appreciate any help you can provide! TY!
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I will bet when you touched its tail, it scraped/injured itself.
Nice thing as i tell many about marine fish is their aability to heal quickly and naturally. You cam if you want - add melafix but just keep an eye on it, and it should look better tomorrow. If not- consider melafix
 
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I will bet when you touched its tail, it scraped/injured itself.
Nice thing as i tell many about marine fish is their aability to heal quickly and naturally. You cam if you want - add melafix but just keep an eye on it, and it should look better tomorrow. If not- consider melafix
Thank you for the quick response! I'll do the Melafix.
 
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I know you said your fish are peaceful but Midas blennies actually can be nippy to flashers or other planktivores as they are food competitors. So keep an eye on him.

It looks like trauma/damage, infection could set in so watch for any changes to the area.
Thank you! I'll keep an eye on those.
 
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Is that a Diploria labyrinthiformes coral?

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