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Old 10-13-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
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White Bump on Angelfish

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Recently my angelfish has developed a rather large white bump at the base of it's tail. it seems healthy otherwise, here are the details...

38Gal, I'm honestly not sure of the various levels, i hope to get a kit tomorrow.

I do 25% water changes around once a month, seems pretty stable and has been setup for nearly a year now...

Currently, there is another angelfish, pleco and a black widow tetra in there, i think a 38 should be fine...

I wouldn't say that this is ick. i'm no doctor but maybe a cyst or parasite? any takers here?

thanks for any help and here's a picture...



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Old 10-14-2007, 11:31 AM   #2
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i dont think it is a parsite, like ich or anything. Ich is tiny little white dots. It looks like a open sour to me. Like the angelfish bumped against a rock or something.
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Welcome to AA! Definately get your water tested. I recommend a water change of once a week. It looks like either a tumor which may be nothing to worry about,. It may be fungal, keep an eye on it to make sure that there is no cottony growth on it. I would definately do a few extra water changes to be safe. If you don't get a test kit soon, have your lfs test your water for you. Get a liquid test like AP's master test kit, not the strips.
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I agree with Anne, it looks more like a tumor than a scrape. Keep up with those PWCs and keep an eye on the fish.
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hey,

thanks for the advice. i do 25% on a weekly basis.

the nitrate/nitrate seem to be within norms (got a test strip kit).

the poor guy/girl seems to be listing a little and is not eating much. i've attempted to feed it the gel drop antibiotics and it doesn't seem real interested, although it did have a bit of bloodworm when i dropped some in.

about the water changes, how frequent do you recommend?

Aquariums are great, when all the fish are healthy... i'll let yous know how i make out.

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Is there any chance you can get your LFS to get you accurate readings for ammonia, nitrItes, nitrAtes?
PWCs will depend on your water chemistry. I would get the liquid test kits and gt rid of the strips.
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Do you have a way to QT him. If he is not eating it sounds like a infection or a parasite. You other fish are a definite risk. An angel that is having trouble keeping upright and not eating is in serious trouble. Eating is what angelfish do. Do you have anykind of antibiotics?
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Do you have a way to QT him. If he is not eating it sounds like a infection or a parasite. You other fish are a definite risk. An angel that is having trouble keeping upright and not eating is in serious trouble. Eating is what angelfish do. Do you have anykind of antibiotics?
yep, i have antibiotics. it's the gel-type drops. maybe what i have to do is mix it in with food or something.

i do have a old 10 gal which hasn't been setup, looks like that may be something i should do.
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Agree that if he is not eating it may be parasites. Soak the food with the gel meds but if he isn't eating already that may not work. As mentioned you need to get your water tested by the lfs to confirm readings. I would QT and try something Jungle's Parasite clear for parasites.
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Too late i suppose, he passed away. the others seem o.k. though thankfully. I'll be waiting a while before i get any more fish, just in case... Thanks for all the advice.

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So sorry to hear of your loss.
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Ack! Sorry to hear about your loss!
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