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Old 06-19-2011, 01:18 AM   #1 
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Bump on snout help!

Hello over a week ago a bump which looks like a pimple on my bettas snout formed. Can someone please help me help her and cure it and find out what this is? Also she is housed with 5 zebra danios in a filtered and heated 10 gallon tank temperature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit, is on a diet of Hikari Betta bio gold, and water changes are once a month with api stress coat plus.Thanks

Here is the is the link for the picture of the bump:

http://s1216.photobucket.com/albums/.../Rubys%20bump/

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Old 06-19-2011, 02:12 AM   #2 
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Is the bump this? And is your tank cycled? Have you seen any of the danios nipping at her before?
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:13 AM   #3 
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Forgot to ask: is she eating okay? And welcome to the forum, dwong.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:48 PM   #4 
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Thanks,yes that is the bump the tank is cycled, and she still acts normal and is always swimming around and eats good. The danios used to nip her tail ocassionally awhile ago but no damage was visible, but now they stopped since she now chases them away.

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Old 06-19-2011, 07:32 PM   #5 
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It really does look like a giant pimple. I've never seen anything like it. I would send a private message to Oldfishlady and ask her to look at this. I'm worried it might be a tumor. I'm sorry I can't be of more help but someone like OFL, who has a lot more experience and knowledge would know more.

Also, do you get a lot of little gas bubbles in your tank, especially after changing the water? And have you ever seen Ruby with lots of bubbles on her? There's a super slim possibility she has Gas Bubble Disease. But it's a slim possiblity . . .
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:47 PM   #6 
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There are no bubbles on her ill pm oldfishlady anyways thanks for the help.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:22 PM   #7 
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Sorry I couldn't help more. Oldfishlady will know more.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:45 AM   #8 
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Look up Lymphocystis and see if that fits what she has....
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:55 PM   #9 
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It seems that it is lymphocytis, there is only one bump is there a remedy for it and should I isolate her from the rest of the tank?
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:10 PM   #10 
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If its Lymphocystis......it is viral and no treatment, however, generally it is not fatal unless the fish get a secondary infection and already has a weak immune response or it impedes eating and/or swimming....sometimes it will resolve on it own and other times it grows and drops cysts that can be picked up again or by other fish and if they have a compromised immune response then it can be passed...otherwise, the fish immune response usually keeps it at bay.......

One of the biggest reasons for compromised immune response and sick fish...... is stress caused from poor water quality, over crowding, poor stocking...etc......and sadly your 10gal filtered/heated tank- with 5 Danios and monthly water changes fits that.....its just a matter of time before you start to see other problems unrelated to the bump on her nose.....

I would start by making 25% daily water changes for 2 days-then 50% for 2 days then 50% weekly with good vacuuming thereafter with an established nitrogen cycle....
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