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Old 02-15-2006, 10:22 PM   #1
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Sick Purple Pseudochromis

My purple pseudochromis has a white bump on one side right around the back fin that is under his body. He is clearly rubbing it against rocks. Please advise me on what I can do to try and cure him.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Old 02-16-2006, 10:34 AM   #2
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Can you describe the texture of the bump? Salt-grain like? Sounds like it could be ick.

Do you have a QT? Refractometer?
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Sorry, I didn't describe it very well. It definitely isn't ick as I have dealt with that several times before. It is like his side is swollen. It is a lump.

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Is his whole side swollen, or is there a distinct lump?

Swelling: likely an infection.

Lump: probably a parasite I am not familiar with.
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It is definitely just a lump. The lump is clearly whiter around the purple fish.

I have only had the fish about a month.

Also, it seems to be getting better.

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