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Old 06-20-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Question Injury, or infection?

My kribensis just showed up with this growth on her side. I first saw it yesterday after giving the fish some feeders to play with. She seems to be behaving normally, and is eating just fine. The growth is raised. It looks like a blister, but I don't have much knowledge of fish sicknesses beyond Ich.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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I haven't been able to find anything about it online. I might not be describing it correctly for Google to get me something.
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Does it have a thread/worm coming out if it?
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #4
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I don't see anything like that coming out of the wound. I put some Para-Guard in the tank today just in case. I haven't been able to net her for a closer look though.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:29 PM   #5
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I was thinking that one of the other fish tagger her during the feeding frenzy yesterday, but I imagine a bite wound would look different. It hasn't changed in size or shape, but there might be less red to it now.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:31 PM   #6
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Definitely keep a close eye on it. If its improving on its own I wouldn't worry about adding medications.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #7
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I'll keep an eye on her in particular. She's kinda reclusive anyway, but she does come out. If I can net her I'll snap some more photos and post them.
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For most of the day they've been lights off to reduce any additional stress.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:46 PM   #9
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Got some new pics. Still unable to get her into a net for a close examination, but it hasn't changed much for the better or worse. Thoughts?
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:52 AM   #10
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Ive had something that looked exactly like that on one of my mbunas. I never found out what it was, i assumed it was an injury from fighting. I kept the water pristine and it healed up, but it scarred the fish, you can still see where it was.
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