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Old 06-19-2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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Parasite on my fish?

Guys and gals my blue bar pseudo has something in him. At first I thought it was like a growth or bump but now it sort of looks like a parasite or hug of some sort. It's right behind his eye. This little fish is too quick to get a pic of the mysterious thingy majiggy. Just by what I have said does anyone have a guess?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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Try looking up parasitic Copepods, it could be one of these. There are many different types, like a thousand!!
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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Wish I could get a picture. If that is indeed what it is, what should I do?
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:16 AM   #4
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Catch it , hospital tank it, and treat with copper would be my guess. Works for other parasites, not sure about a copepod though. Maybe just try to manually remove it with tweezers.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:16 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info but now I am pissed off. Just got this fish on Friday didn't notice it til I put Irvin my tank. I am convinced that is what he has. I need advice on what to do or tomorrow after work that fish is going to the toilet. I don't want those parasites taking over my tank.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:17 AM   #6
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This fish will be a hand full to catch. I list a fox face Monday morning and my mandarin is breathing heavy. I hope they aren't all infected.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:20 AM   #7
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Not sure if one could reproduce by itself. I'd try to just catch him and remove it, if you can.
Best of luck!
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:33 AM   #8
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Was this thing most likely already there when I got it? I sure hope it populating in my tank
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:34 AM   #9
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That, I really have no way of knowing. It seems like you would have seen it. Always watch the fish for awhile to see if the are acting normal, and visibly free of any problems.
Quarantining them too, is the best way to avoid introducing something to your tank.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:35 AM   #10
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It most likely isnt gonna take over your tank if its only one... And it was probably there when you bought it. Put it in another tank and treat it with a copper based medicine from your local fish shops
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