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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I will be adding some photos of him to my albums in future.

Does a fish have to be a crowntail in order to be called a black orchid?
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Black orchid is just a color classification. It can be any tail type. If I recall correctly, the IBC doesn't recognize it - but I think it's pretty, anyway.

As for the pimple, it could be lymphocystis. If it is, it's usually a self-limiting problem, meaning a healthy fish's immune system should take care of the issue. (You know the drill: warm, clean water and good nutrition. LOL)

Here's a link to a good article, and some information that's in it, regarding Lymphocystis:

Lymphocystis Disease in Fish http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa181

"Lymphocystis is spread by fish-to-fish contact or contact with infected tissues.....

Currently, there is no good treatment that will speed up recovery from this disease. Most often, the disease must run its course in an affected fish. Fortunately most cases of lymphocystis in warmwater fish will resolve on their own after a few weeks, as long as husbandry is good (good water quality/chemistry, good nutrition, correct population densities, optimal social groups) and as long as other stressors have been eliminated....

As with other diseases, making sure water quality and husbandry practices as a whole are optimal, being careful with handling, avoiding overcrowding, and reducing or eliminating unnecessary stressors (including parasites) that may result in physical trauma will all help reduce the potential for infection and spread.....

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Thanks LBF!

Right now I am a little worried, he is alternately racing around the QT tank and then freezing in place, not even his pecs are moving. He's not clamped but acting like he's in a trance.
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Well, you know how to acclimate.... So maybe he's just slightly freaked out that his world suddenly got larger than a tiny plastic cup?
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So I named him Magnum PI and got him some Maracyn Two and it seems to have cured him! He is acting normally and his "pimple" is gone! Here are some "after" photos, the last one is his "good" side :

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Very pretty! He looks great! Glad you got him all 'fixed up!'
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Very pretty! He looks great! Glad you got him all 'fixed up!'
I am pretty happy with the results, thanks. He is my first sick rescue that lived. Now it's time for his permanent home, gotta get him out of the QT tank.
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Very nice fish!
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What type of fish is this?

nice rescue!!
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