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Hello!

Let me just start out by saying this is not my fish, or my tank. Just something I saw at petsmart today.

I saw a really pretty oranda at the pet store today, but it had a green wart like thing on it's wen. I'm just curious as to what that thing was! any Ideas?

Sorry if posted in the wrong fourm, was just really curious.

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oh LC! you know me better than i know myself.. i would never have found that post :rofl :rofl

yeah, from what she descirbes, fish lice is the first that jumps into mind :)

:rofl

I just looked up lice and found the post you started (: I think it was funny how you called them a happy family! I couldn't pick them off... I'd freak out! I saw green and thought of lice, cause I don't think there is anything else green that can be on fish!!

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oh LC! you know me better than i know myself.. i would never have found that post :rofl :rofl

yeah, from what she descirbes, fish lice is the first that jumps into mind :)

:rofl

I just looked up lice and found the post you started (: I think it was funny how you called them a happy family! I couldn't pick them off... I'd freak out! I saw green and thought of lice, cause I don't think there is anything else green that can be on fish!!

:rofl

they don't jump and can only move that fast in water.. actually, their own weight out of water cannot be supported by their fragile feet, which is what i observed. so picking them off is not an issue. all you need to do is use your thumb nail or a very gentle scraper and they come off quite easily.

another interesting factor is that in a very small blob of water, basically only enough water to cover the louse, literally just a blob, i added a drop of bleach. that wasn't enough to kill the louse. it was still alive and doing well after 5 mins. so i added another 2 drops of bleach and a few mins later, it was lifeless. so eradication is difficult!. always check the new fish thoroughly before adding it to qt, and then again once the qt process is over.

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