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Old 05-23-2013, 11:00 PM   #1 
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Is this Ick?

I've had Sterling for about a month now, and I've been noticing that he has a few white "bumps" on his body. One is on the top of his head and the other is close to his tail.





What are they? Could they possibly be Ick?

He is kept in his 5.5 gallon with a few MTS. The water is 80 degrees and the parameters are:

Ammonia 0ppm
Nitrates 0ppm
Nitrites 0ppm
pH 7.8

His tank is filtered and heated, and the substrate is silica sand. I do regular weekly water changes.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:23 PM   #2 
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No, it is certainly not ich. Ich looks like grains of salt on the fishs body and fins.

Does it look tumor ish?


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Old 05-24-2013, 07:36 PM   #3 
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I dunno. That's why I am posting here. I don't have a clue what it is.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #4 
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How he is acting otherwise? I don't think it ick but it can be something contagious so if you have another tanks with fish do not share anything between them.
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Yes, he is acting fine otherwise. Eating normally, swimming around like crazy every time I get near the tank. He lives by himself, well, he does have a few MTS in the tank with him, but that's beside the point.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:01 PM   #6 
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i think it looks like Lymphocystis. Not sure i did ask someone to look at your thread. So wait i am sure other people who might know will come along to help. Not sure if you need to treat it or if he still acting the same just keep eye on him and get medications on hands so you can use it. I don't think you can treat it though.
I also found this thread about lymphocystis. But wait see what other people think. I was trying to find another thread just recent who had the same issue but i can''t find it..
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/s...eatment-37325/
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:55 PM   #7 
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Hi! Fish do get tumors, but I agree with ANHEL; it looks to me like he may have Lymphocystis.

Lymphocystis causes cauliflower-like and/or pimple-like growths. It's caused by a virus, and is one of the most common viral aquatic diseases. It's usually self-limiting, meaning that the fish's immune system can fight it off within several weeks or months. In other fish, it may be a chronic condition, meaning it persists over time.

Feed a quality diet, reduce stress, keep the water clean and warm. This will help the fish's immune system to remain strong, and hopefully, allow the fish to fight it off.

Here are two photos, followed by info links:





Links:
University of Florida - Lymphocystis Disease in Fish
Pet MD - Viral Infection (Lymphocystis) in Fish
Lymphocystis - Info and Cure

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