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pappy-fish81
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White bumps
« on: October 13, 2010, 07:37:28 PM »

I have a telescope goldfish that has a  row of white bumps on its tail. It doesn't look like ich at all. She has it for a while now. I have no clue what it is. Please help.. Huh
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April
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 09:19:24 PM »

Hi I have some white patches/bumps on my fishes tail (again) too. Do they look like the ones in the photo I am posting? I don't know what they are either but I have had some success using a combo of Melafix and Pimafix - both naturally based antibacterial/antifungal formulas. They did not appear to cause my fish any trouble and cleared up the initial 'holes' and then tear in his tail fin within a week.
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 02:55:18 AM »

Small bumps on the fishes' tails are generally nothing to worry about unless they spread out allover the fishes' body. My white fantail's had it for months and it's never developed into anything serious Smiley
I find that it's just a part of the texture on the tail d:
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pappy-fish81
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 09:18:08 AM »

The bumps on my telescope's tail are bigger than that.  The bumps are along the edge of her tail. It's like pimple bumps. I'm wondering if the bumps has to do with nitrates. I can't find any clear explanation about it. I will try to take a picture of the bumps if Bugsy (my telescope) will stay still.  Undecided
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 09:53:07 AM »

Here's the bumps.
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Nossie
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 02:49:19 PM »

Those may be viral tumors, in other words, not treatable. They won't hurt your fish in any way though Smiley
But just in case, you should be keeping an eye on your fish and make sure that he's acting normally and eating well. If he starts showing signs of being lethargic, you may need to treat him with something anti-bacterial. And IF the lumps will end up getting fuzzy, or if they are kinda' fluffy looking right now, you should treat against fungus.
But otherwise, just test the water weekly or twice a week and make sure you keep it as good as possible Smiley
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010, 07:31:31 PM »

Nossie,
            Thank you for your advice. It's very well appreciated.

pappy-fish81 Smiley
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2010, 03:41:23 AM »

What are your nitrates at at the moment?
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2010, 04:21:53 AM »

Please post test results, they may explain the cause
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2010, 09:17:15 AM »

Ammonia=0
Nitrite=0
Nitrate=20

* I use API Freshwater test kit
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2010, 04:00:39 PM »

The test resulta are very good Cheesy, how is the pH?

According to this so far, it may be like Nossie said viral tumors, and just do so as she suggested.
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pappy-fish81
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2010, 12:47:48 AM »

Thank you. The bumps seems to fade a little bit now. Smiley
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2010, 03:02:16 AM »

Nice to hear Smiley And your water quality is perfect! Cheesy Keep it that way, and you won't have to deal with disease anytime soon Wink
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2010, 03:16:25 AM »

Yep, very good quality water. I was a bit worried when you said you thought the nitrates were a bit high, but they are perfect Smiley
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2010, 12:45:36 PM »

Thank you.  Smiley

pH= between 7.2 and 7.6

High Range PH= 7.8

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Re: White bumps
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2010, 07:38:01 PM »

pH is perfect too, VERY GOOD WATER  Smiley
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Re: White bumps
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2010, 01:24:25 AM »

Thank you.
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