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Pictures And A Question


Kasper

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This is a bit of a double post, one to show how huge my fish are getting and to ask a question about a growth on Frida!

First the pictures!

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Frida (orange fantail), Pompe Magnus (PomPom) and my Moor Sketti!

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Now the question. Frida lost a scale a few months back, I salted the tank and kept an eye on it. A small bump appeared and just kept getting bigger. I'd say the time frame for this was about 3-4 months.

Has anything like this ever happened to your fish?

This one is probably the best shot that I have of the bump. It doesn't look infected or painful, shes not flashing or lethargic, always hungry so I'm not hugely concerned, but if there is a way to maybe treat this I would love to know (if it envolves me cutting it off, Ill just leave it alone.

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And this one is just to show how big she is compared to my hand! I had to buy a bigger net to catch her in!

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And I have had fish with a bump like that that, over time, turns a bit whiter and enlarges. It turns out to be a very slow growing bacterial infection - one that can be ended when either the bump grows such that it opens, or I mechanically open it and clean it out. The infection never seems to go any further than surface, though, and never seems to bother the fish - it just unsightly.

I would not worry about it unless it grows or dramatically changes.

Pretty fish - you have done a great job!!!! :)

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Thanks everyone!

Well that settles that, I'm just going to keep on keeping on and leave it alone!

I can't wait till Fatty McNeil is big enough to go in with them! That will probably be about a year though!

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