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Old 01-26-2021, 01:09 AM   #1
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lump on flowerhorns head

About 2 days ago i noticed a lump starting to grow on my flowerhorns head. over the past 2 days it has gotten bigger and i have no clue what it is. does anyone know?
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Old 01-26-2021, 09:42 AM   #2
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Not really sure myself. But I'd guess it's bacterial. Fungal is easier to see and I don't know of a parasite that does that. Might try some mild bacterial meds first. Sulpha meds are good about stopping the spread of bacteria. And melafix is a decent antiseptic for bacteria. Both are milder than going full blown antibiotics right away if it's not progressing rapidly
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Not really sure myself. But I'd guess it's bacterial. Fungal is easier to see and I don't know of a parasite that does that. Might try some mild bacterial meds first. Sulpha meds are good about stopping the spread of bacteria. And melafix is a decent antiseptic for bacteria. Both are milder than going full blown antibiotics right away if it's not progressing rapidly
i looked at the lump again this morning and it is turning white. does that sound like bacterial still?
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i looked at the lump again this morning and it is turning white. does that sound like bacterial still?
It could be fungal, I'm no vet, but generally fungal are a topical/ surface infection. Bacteria likes to get inside from the out. It wouldn't hurt him to try some mild bacterial meds, see if that arrests it growing. I know you don't wanna take any chances, those are really cool and very expensive fish
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That's a Red Dragon isn't it?
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That's a Red Dragon isn't it?
yes i’m pretty sure, these are his parents
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Pretty! Wish I had a tank for a Fh
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