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Old 03-22-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Clear egg looking spot?

My oscar has 2 round spots on his tail that looks like clear eggs? Any idea what it may be?
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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Just a guess but could they be blisters? A pic would help!
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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It looks like its growing under the scale? They move to fast
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How big are they. I was thinking maybe you could catch him to get a better look. Might be tricky if he's huge.
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Yes he's about 12". They r about size of a pen head . I know its hard without a pic
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Yes he's about 12". They r about size of a pen head . I know its hard without a pic
Errm, might be a bit tricky then.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:43 PM   #7
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I know. Looks like a fish egg. Its clear
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:48 PM   #8
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I found all this from this page.
http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fres...s.htm#Hexamita
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Symptoms: Nodular white swellings (cauliflower) on fins or body.

Lymphocystis is a virus, and being a virus, it affects the cells of the fish. It usually manifests itself as abnormally large white lumps (cauliflower) on the fins or other parts of the body. It can be infectious, but is usually not fatal. Unfortunately there is no cure, but fortunately this is a rare disease.

There are two suggested treatments. One treatment is to remove and destroy the infected fish as soon as possible. The other treatment is to simply separate the infected fish for several months and hope for remission, which usually does occur.
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Symptoms: The fish scrapes itself against objects, clamped fins, visible parasites about 1/4 inch in diameter are visible on the body of the fish.

The fish louse is a flattened mite-like crustacean about 5 mm long that attaches itself to the body of fish. They irritate the host fish which may have clamped fins, become restless, and may show inflamed areas where the lice have been.
With larger fish and light infestations, the lice can be picked off with a pair of forceps. Other cases can best be done with a 10 to 30 minute bath in 10 mg per liter of potassium permanganate. Or treat the whole tank with 2 mg per liter, but this method is messy and dyes the water.
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Symptoms: Similar to Lymphocystis, the fish will have nodular white swellings on fins or body.

Glugea and Henneguya are sporozoans that form large cysts on the fish's body and release spores. Luckily, these diseases are very rare. The fish bloat up, with tumor like protrusions, and eventually die.
No cure, as of yet. It is best to destroy the infected fish before the spores can spread.
Don't want to scare you though. Just picking out things that might match symptoms.
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Ok thanx. I've got my heat up and salt in.
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