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Red bump/wart under head of Oranda


WeeBeyPrice

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  • I returned home and saw this on one of my parent's orandas
  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0
    • * Nitrate level(Tank) 0
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0
    • * Nitrate level(Tap) 0
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7

Other Required Info:

  • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drop
  • * Water temperature? 70
  • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55g 5 months
  • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 70
  • * How often do you change the water and how much? Twice a week, 50% each
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Last weekend
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5, average 1.5-2 inch
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? None (water softener at home)
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often? NLS twice a day
  • * Any new fish added to the tank? No
  • * Any medications added to the tank? No
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Treated with anchor worm medicine 1 months ago, ick medicine around last december
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Wart/red bump thing under the chin of oranda
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Behaving normal

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Are you sure you are testing the nitrates correctly? I find it hard for them to be 0 with 5 in a 55 from a 50% WC 3-4 days ago.

It would honestly be more beneficial to do 1 big 90-100% water change weekly then (2) 50% WCs.

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I am just going by what my mom told me. I have an interview early in the morning so I do not have time to do a WC myself. My mom says she will change the water tomorrow once I head back to my own place. They are running 3 tanks, 2 of which are goldfish and I THINK this fish was recently switched over from another tank, dunno if that helps.

Anyways, I put the fish in a bowl and tried to take a pic but he kept moving around so I held him with my hand for just a second and took these two pics.

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Would you be able to ask her to test them again for me please? I find it unlikely that they are 0.

Make sure she is doing this. Ask her to do it this way please :)

Bottle one- add 10 drops to 5ml of water (the test tube fill line) and cap.

Invert the test tube several times.

Shake bottles 2 for 30 seconds vigorously

Add 10 drops of bottle two to the same test tube

Shake the test tube for 1 minute and then let it sit for 5 minutes.

Compare to the chart and record result.

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Would you be able to ask her to test them again for me please? I find it unlikely that they are 0.

Make sure she is doing this. Ask her to do it this way please :)

Bottle one- add 10 drops to 5ml of water (the test tube fill line) and cap.

Invert the test tube several times.

Shake bottles 2 for 30 seconds vigorously

Add 10 drops of bottle two to the same test tube

Shake the test tube for 1 minute and then let it sit for 5 minutes.

Compare to the chart and record result.

I tested the water myself and did just that. I find it strange as well but there is BARELY any red color to it, if anything its barely over 0.

EDIT: I am doing another test right now, will post pics of the result.

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Would you be able to ask her to test them again for me please? I find it unlikely that they are 0.

Make sure she is doing this. Ask her to do it this way please :)

Bottle one- add 10 drops to 5ml of water (the test tube fill line) and cap.

Invert the test tube several times.

Shake bottles 2 for 30 seconds vigorously

Add 10 drops of bottle two to the same test tube

Shake the test tube for 1 minute and then let it sit for 5 minutes.

Compare to the chart and record result.

I tested the water myself and did just that. I find it strange as well but there is BARELY any red color to it, if anything its barely over 0.

EDIT: I am doing another test right now, will post pics of the result.

Just going to ask for pictures :). Make sure the chemicals aren't expired either. How old is the kit?
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Would you be able to ask her to test them again for me please? I find it unlikely that they are 0.

Make sure she is doing this. Ask her to do it this way please :)

Bottle one- add 10 drops to 5ml of water (the test tube fill line) and cap.

Invert the test tube several times.

Shake bottles 2 for 30 seconds vigorously

Add 10 drops of bottle two to the same test tube

Shake the test tube for 1 minute and then let it sit for 5 minutes.

Compare to the chart and record result.

I tested the water myself and did just that. I find it strange as well but there is BARELY any red color to it, if anything its barely over 0.

EDIT: I am doing another test right now, will post pics of the result.

Just going to ask for pictures :). Make sure the chemicals aren't expired either. How old is the kit?

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Chemical shouldnt be expired...we just got it from Petsmart not that long ago (sometimes last November), it said 10/20/18 as expiration date

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And you are positive you shook bottle #2 for 30 seconds and not 1? I find this very odd. What kind of media do they have in the AC 70? I would also recommend adding another AC 70

To get proper filtration (10x per hour at least with HOB filters) so 2 AC 70s is 600 GPH whybi is perfect.

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And you are positive you shook bottle #2 for 30 seconds and not 1? I find this very odd. What kind of media do they have in the AC 70? I would also recommend adding another AC 70

To get proper filtration (10x per hour at least with HOB filters) so 2 AC 70s is 600 GPH whybi is perfect.

Pretty sure I tested the water right man.

They stuffed it as best as they could, not sure what kind of bio media they bought but its those little baggies with those white rocks in there. I have adviced them to get another filter, that is kind of on the to-do list.

Forgot to mention there is also a UV sterilizer in this tank. The 9w one.

Meanwhile, should I QT this fish? Salt treatment? I am leaving tomorrow and my mom's English is not good (and she just registered so she can't start a thread). I would really like to help her take care of this.

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Yea ammonia remover probably.

I don't know what it is then, they have several plants in this tank also a large driftwood, not sure if these things will affect. But that's all I can think of.

Sterilizer should keep the tank relatively bacteria clean shouldn't it?

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How's your Goldfish and how did your interview go?

It went well, thanks!

The fish is doing the same. I am back at my own place now and my mom tells me that he is still really active and swimming around, and there has been no change to the bump.

She has done a 80% WC and tested the water again, still came back 0's.

I tried to do a little bit of research online but was unable to find anything on this.

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It looks like it could be a virus-induced growth/tumor. Just keep watch, but nothing else at the moment. :)

So far no changes, if this is indeed a tumor the only way is to remove right? Or just let it grow since it doesn't seem to affect his daily routines, is it something that will cause health concern later?

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