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Old 06-08-2003, 03:14 PM   #11
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I'll try but he doesn't like to pose for the camera LOL it looks like a large white ball above his eye and eye looks pressed/pushed out... plus he was bit on the mouth by the other Perc and it made his lips swell up
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Popeye can be caused by several different things, the most common is a bacterial infection and the next is metal poisoning (like the unneeded copper treatment). It sounds to me like your clown is suffering from a cacterial infection from the trauma to the lip.
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Okay...I'm feeding the entire tank Garlic soaked food... and the Tang gets a good amount... There are still only two spots...but one has gotten significantly larger... Is this a long process before they start to fall off? Am I being impatient? Should I just be happy there's only 2 spots?
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Can we get a pic of the spots on the tang? Sounds like it isn't ick, but possibly lymphocystis.
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Old 06-10-2003, 07:29 PM   #15
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Here's my precious anastasia's unwelcome hitchhiker
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Very good pic of the lympho!! Anyway, that is not ick and garlic or copper will not help. It is lymphocystis, lympho is viral and there is no effective treatment. I have always scraped the nodules off when they appear and over the course of a few weeks to a couple of months the fishes immune system will take care of it. Lympho is rarely fatal, but it is contagious and it is recommended that the fish be isolated until it is gone.
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How do you scrape without dmaging the fin? If I scrape...will it no longer be contagious?
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Scraping it will not make it less contagious, but it removes the cyst from the fish. Many fish with lympho will develop bacterial infections around the cysts due to the constant irritation. There is the possibility of damage to the fin, so be careful if you choose to try. I usually used my thumbnail to scrape it, be careful, the fish isn't going to appreciate it very much and will try to spike you.
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Did you catch the fish in a net first?
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yep. Make sure you disinfect the net after use.
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