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Old 02-24-2011, 08:44 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Growth on my fish!

The growth started very small the size of a pencil point, I purchased the fish august 10 noticed something in late sept. It has been very slow growing but is prodominent in size now. The growth is blue the same color as my fish, he wasn't behaving differently I thought it was a tumor and there was nohing I could do but keep him happy.
Over the last month his color is starting to fade, he had such a brilliant color when I had him for the first few months. He is still eating but he just sits at the top of the tank looking at the lights. It seems like the growth is weighing him down sometimes causing him to lean to the side. He still a very happy boy. I think that some of his scales are coming off not 100% sure about that. Well in the last few weeks I have noticed the growth to have white growing out of it not in specs but as if the skin is stretched to the max. I need help I can send pictures to anyone that needs to take a look. I tried ich meds to rule that out. I have him in a 2 gallon tank. Please help me save my fish. I love him and can't stand to watch him suffer without doing anything.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:50 AM   #2 
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Could you please provide more details and pics? Try posting the answers after each question.

1. Size of tank?

2. Water parameters
a. Ammonia?
b. Nitrite?
c. Nitrate?
d. pH, KH and GH?
e. Test kit?

3. Temperature?

4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)?

5. How long the aquarium has been set up?

6. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them?

7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)?

8. a. Any live plants? Fake plants?
b. Sand, gravel, barebottom?
c. Rocks, woods, fancy decors? Any hollow decors?

9. a. Filtration?
b. Heater?

10. a. Lighting schedule? What lights are used?
b. Any sunlight exposure? How long?

11. a. Water change schedule?
b. Volume of water changed?
c. Well water, tap water, RO water?
d. Water conditioner used?
e. Frequency of gravel/sand (if any) vacuumed?

12. Foods?
How often are they fed?

13. a. Any abnormal signs/symptoms?
b. Appearance of poop?
c. Appearance of gills?

14. a. Have you treated your fish ahead of diagnosis?
b. What meds were used?

15. Insert photos of fish in question and full tank shot if necessary.
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