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Old 11-17-2012, 09:43 AM   #1 
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Protuberance on the head


Can you please advise? My fish developed a protuberance on his head 3 weeks ago. I kept him in a 0.5 gallon tank without heater at that time. I used to heat up some water when it got down to 20 degrees Celsius. I treated with Costapur (treatment for parasites) and the protuberance started to heal, with a white liquid coming out from it. He did not eat very much during that time.
Now I have moved him in an 8 gallon tank with heater and 2 protuberances appeared :(.

Can you please advise?
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:19 PM   #2 
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I have seen this issue before, I believe it's an external parasite. I recommend you try an aquarium salt treatment. For 10 days maximum dose his water with 2 tsp. of aquarium salt per gallon, with 100% daily water changes to avoid salt buildup. This should help dry out the cyst and kill whatever is causing it.
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