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Growing White Bump on Pectoral Fin


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Hello again,

 

Seeing as how I've made posts on 3 of my 4 fish over the last few months or so, it only seems fitting that the 4th is now having an issue! 

 

Maybe about a month ago, Boogie developed a small white bump on his left pectoral fin...it didn't look too alarming, so I figured I'd keep an eye on it and report if it got any different. Now, it has grown a bit. Just a white bump. No redness, or any other symptoms to speak of. Here are some photos:

 

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I'll have to add the form later tonight -- I just bleached my bathtub and don't want to go anywhere near the tank until I am sure that is off of my hands at least! But I've been doing 2 50% water changes a week, last one was yesterday. Salt is at 0.1% right now -- I added it to help out some pretty bad spawning injuries on another fish, which thankfully are healing!

 

Thanks,

Meghan

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I'm wondering if this might be the start of some breeding stars?  I would just observe and see if it changes or more spots appear.  The salt should help if it does turn out to be a minor infection.  Keep us advised of any significant changes :)

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I was thinking the same thing Jared because that's how my male looked at first with his stars but I didn't want to chime in with wrong info

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Sounds good...he is 100% a boy, and I noticed some teeny tiny stars on him a little while ago right after spawning, but they soon faded away.

 

I thought that could possibly be what this was too, but it seems to look a little more enlarged and puffy than photos of breeding stars I've seen. 

 

I will continue to keep an eye on it, though!

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