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cdale
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Something else wrong! Lumps?...
« on: April 05, 2012, 10:17:35 AM »

Hi guys, now Carlos has two lumps on his back fin  Huh Huh Please help me with what this could be? and what I can do to make it better! This time I really am concerned!
I have taken some pictures for size etc...but he never stops moving so this proved difficult so the pics aren't the best sorry!
Apart from these problems he doesn't act any different... The lumps are white, well one has red in it like veiny...could these be absesses or tumours?! They're getting bigger, they have just shown themselves today and getting bigger...
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scrivens345
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Re: Something else wrong! Lumps?...
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 01:13:51 PM »

I can't really make out the spots on your pics


Does it look like this ?
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nabi
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Re: Something else wrong! Lumps?...
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 03:03:17 PM »

The white bumps seem too large to be white spots or ich. Ich is very tiny like a grain of salt.

Since you've been cycling the tank with Carlos for quite  a while, it could be stress related. Cycling a tank with a live fish can weaken the fish's immune system and allow bacterial infection to take hold. You mentioned Carlos also has a bit of finrot and now these lumps with some redness, which seem to indicate he has a problem fighting off some infection. Although it could be tumors like you mentioned, i would try to treat him for bacterial infection since there are definite signs of that.

I'm not sure how easy it for you to get antibacterial fish food or medication in the Uk, but if you aren't able to get them, see if you can order them from the USA and have them shipped to you.  I recommend you try the medicated fish food first, since you are trying to cycle a tank and the medicated food should not interfere with the cycling process. I think Goldfish Utopia will ship to the UK , so you can contact them by email if you like to see if they do ship.

They sell several types of medicated fish food:

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This medicated food contains similar ingredients as Jungle antibacteria medicated fish food and Ultra Cure BX

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This medicated food contains  similar ingredients as Metromed medicated fish food

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This one has ingredients similar to Medi-Gold and Medikoi

I suggest getting one with similar ingredients  to medigold .If you can afford it, get two different medicated fish food in  case one if ineffective, so you can try the other one to see if it works better.


Also  if you have leftover human antibiotics, you can use them to make your own medicated fish food.
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cdale
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Re: Something else wrong! Lumps?...
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 03:24:47 PM »

Yeah Nabi is right this isn't ich, I know what ich looks like and this isnt it  Undecided
Thanks Nabi, what youre saying makes sense, I see why he has these because of his weakened immune system! Thanks I shall check that food out and see what I can do, as it is easter weekend they might take a while to come  Embarrassed
I have been to the pet shop to buy some and couldn't find any so will have to get it from the USA!
I am going to take a sample of water to the pet shop tomorrow to pin point properly what the problem is, think thats for the best then I can get the right treatment for the water and sort this problem out...
In the meantime I have added salt and going to see what that will do to him.
Thanks for the advice! Smiley
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Re: Something else wrong! Lumps?...
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 07:38:22 AM »

He does have the red streaks in the fins still, so I agree with nabi Smiley See if you can get some medicated fish food, and keep us posted! Wink
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cdale
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Re: Something else wrong! Lumps?...
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 11:38:12 AM »

Yeah he does, but I try to do everything possible to stop this ammonia harming him, every other day water changes etc... Smiley
I have ordered some food for USA just waiting on its arrival Smiley Will keep you updated Nossie Smiley
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