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Valerie Fowler

Red Bump?

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  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank) - 0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank) -0
    • * Nitrate level(Tank) - 5.0ppm
    • Other Required Info:

       

      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? - API Master Kit
      • * Water temperature? - 74f
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? - 55 gallon, 6 months
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? - Marineland C-360 Cannister Filter
      • * How often do you change the water and how much? - 50% every 2 weeks
      • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? week ago, 50%
      • * How many fish in the tank and their size? - 2 fancy goldfish, 3 inches
      • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? - Prime
      • * What do you feed your fish and how often? - Twice a day, Omega One pellets
      • * Any new fish added to the tank? - No
      • * Any medications added to the tank? - Aquarium Salt, probably .05% or less.
      • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. - None other than the salt currently in the tank
      • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? - Bump under the fish's scales that is red in color.
      • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? - No

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Noticed it this morning, Zoom has developed a strange red bump under her scales. Might be difficult to see since her scales are both matte and metallic. Has been acting fine and eating well, doesn't seem to be bothering her. Perhaps she just ran into something or took a beating from her tankmate? Added a small amount of aquarium salt to the tank (Can't have too much since I have three apple snails) just in case, otherwise just observing for now. Any ideas? Thanks :)

 

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Would you be able to get an above view shot please?

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Looks like a bacterial cyst. Very typical location for one.

For now just observe. If it comes to a head like a pimple and you see white stuff oozing from it, QT her and do a large WC on the main tank. Sometimes we use aquarium salt to help it heal but at this stage I wouldnt. :)

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Yup, it did the pimple thing as expected, unfortunately I don't have a place to quarantine poor fishy, but water change is inc. Is there any medicine that needs to be used, or is it just a WC and done?

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Same red bump as before, except now it has some white stuff on it. I can only assume that it's puss of some kind. Hasn't grown at all.

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