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Pearly Red Bump Is Back

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so about i dunno 4 or 5 months ago Eddy my pearl scale developed a red bump on his side i seperated him into a 20 gallon tank used heat and salt for about a month which didnt affect the bump at only it only grew in size so i started treating with melafix and still it grew so i stopped and started useing peroxide which had no effect on it after 2 or so months i kept doing daily 50 to 90 percent water changes after 2 months the bump was more like a long(about 2 inch) growth out of his side i decided to take drastic measures and cut it off it was solid hard but after cutting it off has had no issues untill today i noticed in the same spot its growing out agin? here are my water prams

[*]Test Results for the Following:

[*]Ammonia Level 0

[*]Nitrite Level0

[*]Nitrate level 8

[*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)8.0

[*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)?

[*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? not sure the brand but its drops

[*]Water temperature 74-76

[*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 80 gallons been running about 9 or 10 months?

[*]What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)penguin bio wheel 400-theres two

[*]How often do you change the water and how much 70-85% every thursday so once per week

[*]how many days ago was the last water change and how much about 75% on thursday-6 days ago

[*]How many fish in the tank and their size 4 gold fish 2 about 6 inches and 2 between 1 and 2 inches

[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners just start right water conditioner

[*]What do you feed your fish and how often homemade gel food twice a day

[*]Any new fish added to the tank no

[*]Any medications added to the tank no

[*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? yes a red spot on my pearl scale looks like its underneathe the skin

[*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? none

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i know that cysts can reaccur but i thought cysts were liquid filled? am i wrong? could this be like a tumor? it starts out very red but then turns white like a pimple. i think im going to do some research on cysts and tumors in goldies any opinions or info is greatly appreciated it never seems to bother him thankfully

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Pictures would really help out. Removing the fish and place it on a wet towel to get a clear close picture. If you have before and after that would be better.

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