The employees at most shops won't tell you anything but the barest necessity to keep one alive.
Have you started the AQ salt treatment yet? If not, you can wait a few days to see how he is doing in his new set up. Sometimes just clean water is all is needed, but if you see the black tips getting worse, or flaking/shredding/crumbling then go ahead and do the salt treatment.
The bump could be a number of things, or it could be just the way he is. Right now I wouldn't do anything until you know for certain it is something that can be treated. (You will see it grow larger) For a tumor the only thing you can do is keep him in clean, warm water and as stress free as possible. Same with lymphocystis, which can heal on it's own.
Anything 1-3gal unfiltered you will want to do 1 50% and 1 100% water change per week with tap water, conditioned for the full amount on both changes. For a 5 - 10 gal unfiltered, you will want to do 50% weekly, 1 100% monthly. For filtered smaller tanks 2 50% weekly, and for the 5-10 filtered, 1 50% weekly, no 100% for any if filtered.
Let us know how he is doing, any more questions, feel free to ask!