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Danae

Fancy goldfish with bulge on side

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44 minutes ago, Danae said:

This thing started growing on the fish since i started treating with esha exit, could it have anything to do? I use salt this time to avoid stressing them with medicines. Wouldn't the salt kill the bacteria if there are any? The white pimple near his head is there for a long time, i don't know what it is

White pimple looks like a tumor, Mine has the same thing, just keep an eye on that. No that med wouldn't cause this. This is an inside infection, most likely the fish had it already. :( 

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I see.. should i do anything else now, or just the water changes? 

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3 hours ago, Danae said:

I see.. should i do anything else now, or just the water changes? 

For now I would just keep an eye on him. If anything you could add some salt but its not really going to do anything since this is all inside the fish :( 

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I already added some salt for the velvet, but it doesn't seem to do anything to the bulge

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i think that the bulge is getting quite large now and what would normally happen if this is a bacteria cyst, that it will either be reabsorbed by the fish and all will be well, or it will surface and burst. but i don't know if you are able to see a white sphere like mass at that site. sometimes some really vibrantly coloured fish can't display them due to their skin colour.

i am noticing some swelling overall and wonder if you can dissolve a half teaspoon of Epsom salt for every 10 gallons of water (allow to cool) and then add that to the tank. do this for 5 consecutive days. the epsom salt is a good medicine to help flush the excess fluids from the fish and may help any cyst to either reabsorb or burst.

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Yes it is more swollen than the other days. White mass you mean on the scales or underneath? The colour under the scales at that area is lighter, i thought it was skin stretching. I used epsom salt once on a goldfish i had long ago with dropsy and it died, so i am afraid to use it again. There is already salt in the tank, isn't there going to be a problem if i add epsom salt too? 

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