Originally Posted by Mpfaff77
All this making me quite nervous. Where would I get this medication? LFS
has all this? It is only on the top of his fin. I would think be fairly painless on his fin to cut out. I won't be receiving the trap till early next week so I will observe. I don't know if I want to go thru stressing fish by catching him and medicating him and putting him in a 10 gallon when it can still be nothing. At what point do I go forward with quarantine?? 1 week if no improvement or gets worse??
I do appreciate all the input. This is new experience after 6 years in the hobby. I had to hospital a pair of clowns with brooklynella years ago and I lost them both.
I was afriad I was scaring you.
What you have to realize is that this could be something or it could be nothing. It's the reason why quarantining is so important before putting fish into your main tank.
If this is a parasite and you are running a reef type tank, most good meds for parasites might kill some or all of your inverts. If you are running a fish only tank with a therepuetic dose of Copper, this shouldn't be an issue. If this is a "skin tag" or common cyst, I'd just leave it alone.
It's not possible to acurately diagnose your fish's situation with these pictures which is why I suggested you get someone local who knows what they are looking at and for to help you. I've had plenty of fish that have developed cysts. Some have been problems, some have been nothing. Acurate diagnosis is the key.
That's the best advice anyone can give you.
As for the Brooklynella, more people have lost fish to this disease than you can imagine. You just joined the club