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Old 07-15-2009, 11:11 AM   #1
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I think I have worms

I have a occilarus that has started to show signs of being ill. Yesterday I notices that he had a blood stain around his nose and forehead (I thought he may have had a little fight with the wife); however today I noticed that he had a white bump around his nose. There is a thread from mrg02d that I have taken advise from; I have given him a fresh water bath, I noted that there was what looked like a worm and a white lump (like when you squeeze a pimple).

My question is how often should I give my Occ a bath, is there something more I should be doing? I am sorry no pictures, I tried but were so bad not worth putting up. will try again tomorrow with the pic
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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I`m not a fan of freshwater baths. All they do is stress out more an already stressed out fish, even to the point of death.. I know it`s hard but can you get a pic of this?
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That sounds more like a fungal infection. A pic might help better.
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I am trying, but every pic I take is bad. My good camera is in the workshop. Will keep trying.
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Are the white spots "cottony"?
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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I think I have a photo

Have a look at the photo, the white part seems to be hard (solid) around the top of the white part there is like a redish ting (like a bruise). I have noticed that she is a little more timid today, she still comes to the glass for a kiss and will come and get food. Her fins are up but she does not seem quite right.

1 other thing after I gave her the fresh water dip; she seemed to have holes where the white stuff is; this has grown back.Click image for larger version

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I agree that it sounds like a fungal problem. Pimafix is a medicine for fungal problem. Dont do anymore FW baths. I believe that`s the reason for the fish being listless. If you do treat the fish you`ll need to do it in a QT. It will wipe out your good bacteria if you use it in the main tank.
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Thanks Guys. I will go down and get some today. Do you think 12 days in QT will do?
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She is in QT with the pimafix. will send a new photo in 7 days. Thanks for your help!
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1 Day in QT

Have a look at these photos, 1 day in QT with the Pimafix. She is looking much better. Thanks for the advise.Click image for larger version

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Sorry about the quality, I am using my phone. camera still in the shop.
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