Originally Posted by jamlo
The lump seems to have for worse now. It seems to be stilling out more and making his scales stick out more. Also one of the outermost scales on the lump seems to have white stuff coming off it. See pic.
Hi, How did it go after your last post - now a few years back?
I seem to face similar symptoms in on of my fantails: overnight, a bulge appeared in the same region, behind the gils, on its RIGHT-side only . Its behaviour and appetite are mostly normal, just resting at the bottom a little more often. But otherwise swimming upright - showing no symptoms of bladder problems. It seems to have lost one - only one- scale on the left side, in the same region behind the gills, opposite to the Bulge side, so it may well be just a coincidental issue.
Water parameters are ok: 0 ammonia, 0 Nitrite, 20 ppm
Nitrate. PH: 7.8. (before PWC
). I perform weekly water changes of 30% - or more - and check filters, etc.
Action taken: Performed a 1/3 water change and initiated Tetra LifeGuard treatment. ( 5 days of 2 tablets-a-day in the water) in case it is parasites, or gets infected or it bursts as yours did, risking infection in that case.
Feeding mashed peas in case its a digestive / dietary problem.
Any suggestions? I will try to upload pictures if someones can help. Note the bulge is on the fish RIGHT side. The missing scale on the Left side.
I am new to this forum, so sorry if picking up an old threat is a good practice. But it seems the only one with exactly my same problem (and thanks to those original pictures!)