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Old 02-13-2003, 12:02 PM   #11
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One fairly obvious reminder, that caught me recently. Have you been checking and maintaining water quality in your hospital tank? Make sure ammonia levels are 0. This jsut caught me by surprise and I think poor water quality was really making everthing worse. See my ? in the general discussion area
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Old 02-13-2003, 05:06 PM   #12
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the black spot is no longer black!!! I has changed to a fuzzy white spot, and aalmost doubled in size.
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he has developoed what apperers to be a large pale spot on the side of his body. this spot also seems to have a fuzzy thing around the very edges.
This sounds like you are describing a bacterial infection. I would treat with E-mycin (which you started...did you do a complete treatment?) for 5 days.
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i have been treating with e.m and it hasn't gotten any better (worse if anything) it has been four days.

as for the white spot. you can still see the black spot but now it has tripled in size and is just hanging onto the fin. it actually sticks up off of the fin and the fish seems to try to "fkick" his fin to try to get it off.

i took him to the LFS today and they said they have never seen anything like that before and had no advice. i'm at a total loss as to what to do now.

i don't want to lose this fish but it just seems to be getting worse.

there is one thing that i noticed today that i hadn't mentioned befroe.

the spot on his side is in the same position as the spot on his fin when he puts his fin to the side. not sure if you understand, but thats the only way i could think to say it. its almost like they match up when his fin is up. almost like it spread from contact.

any ideas on what to do?

thanks for all the help so far!!!!
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Old 02-13-2003, 09:34 PM   #14
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Yeah, I'm kinda at a loss as well. I was thinking the lump on the fin could be lympho, but I would think your LFS would be familiar with it. It could be a true fungus, in which case a dose of Mardels MarOxy may help. Do me a favor though...do not put your hands in the tank without wearing gloves (elbow to shoulder length), there is at least one SW disease that is contagious to humans.
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thanks for the tip!!!!! i'm takeing the fish to another LFS today. they are alot better of a store the only problem is that they are 1 1/2 hours away. do you think this will be too much stress for the fish?
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