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  1. Hello everyone! First time posting here, but I've browsed around the last few months. I have a black moor with a poor condition. He has developed bumps on the top of his body that eventually opened up with some white stuff inside. The white stuff doesn't seem liquidy to ooze out into the tank, yet the bumps are very soft to the touch. One of my loaches started to nibble at the poor guy's bumps so I was forced to quarantine the black moor and purchase a 10g plastic rubbermaid tub with a 10g powerfilter. I started treatment by using a qtip with hydrogen peroxide every other day on the bumps, and salting the quarantine tank little by little each day with 10% water changes. i also decided to try "Melafix" his bumps were noticeably healing from the loach irritating them (yet did not reduce in size), but then it started to open up big again with white stuff, so I feel like im back to square one. He has been quarantined for about 3 weeks, and the bumps started about 1.5 to 2 months ago. Please give me some guidance, I am at a loss! I've posted 6 pictures of him on imgur, please let me know if you need anymore. Thank you! pictures: http://imgur.com/a/5QkB9 Other Required Info: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 * Nitrate level (Tank) 50 (little darker red than quarantine) * Ammonia Level (quarantine): 0.5 * Nitrite Level (quarantine) 0.25 * Nitrate level (quarantine) 40 * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 * Nitrate level (Tap) 40 -- lately I have been mixing 25% RO / 75% tap to help with high nitrate * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6.5ph (25/75 mix) * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7ph * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api master kit drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? tetra whisper ex30, currently using seachem purigen * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime * Water temperature? 78f * How often do you change the water and how much? about once a week , 20% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days, 20% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20gallon, about 10 months * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 goldfish (~3"-5"), 2 golden dojo loaches, 1 pleco (2 goldfish now with 1 quarantined) * What do you feed your fish and how often? twice a day, cycle between goldfish crisps, tropical flakes, sinking wafers, shrimp pellets, sometimes peas * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? melafix to the quarantine * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) first fish died from nitrate poisoning before i knew what i was doing * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? some of the goldfish had some missing scales which i suspect was a result of sharp cluttered objects in the tank which i removed * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? the two non-sick goldfish like to sleep on the bottom at night * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. all trreatment has been in quarantine tank -- salt, melafix, hydrogen peroxide dabbing on affected areas * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video.
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