White spot on Badis badis. - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 08-14-2010, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Cornelius1208's Avatar
 
Unhappy White spot on Badis badis.

I recently got a male Badis badis from That Fish Place/That Pet Place, and he is a great addition to the tank. The only thing that concerns me is he has a white bump on his "chin". I'm pretty sure it's not a bacterial or fungal infection, but I thought I would ask to make sure since I'm curious as to what it might be. I tried getting a picture, but I couldn't get one that wasn't blurry (my camera's not the greatest anymore...). Can anyone tell me what the what bump may be?

55 gallon
Paracheirodon innesi - neon tetras
Pantodon buchholzi - African butterfly fish
Hoplosternum littorale - hoplo catfish
Erpetoichtys calabaricus - ropefish
??? - spiny eel
Bunocephalus cf. coracoideus - banjo catfish

Pomacea bridgesii - apple snail
Cornelius1208 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 08-15-2010, 05:15 PM
cool fish.so sorry it's sick =(

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
kitten_penang is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 08-15-2010, 06:50 PM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Did he arrive to you with this "white bump" or is it a recent development? How long have you had this fish??

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 08-16-2010, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Cornelius1208's Avatar
 
I bought him on four days ago on the 8/12/10 (Thursday) and he did arrive with the bump. I didn't think anything of it when I bought him, and I really don't think he's sick either. He doesn't act strangely at all, and it doesn't seem to be growing or spreading or anything. It almost reminds me of like a wart. I'll keep watching it and possibly try to get a picture of it, and maybe in the next couple days I can update everyone on the situation. I hope he'll be ok! =(

55 gallon
Paracheirodon innesi - neon tetras
Pantodon buchholzi - African butterfly fish
Hoplosternum littorale - hoplo catfish
Erpetoichtys calabaricus - ropefish
??? - spiny eel
Bunocephalus cf. coracoideus - banjo catfish

Pomacea bridgesii - apple snail

Last edited by Cornelius1208; 08-16-2010 at 04:12 AM.
Cornelius1208 is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 08-16-2010, 05:54 AM
Member
 
1077's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cornelius1208 View Post
I bought him on four days ago on the 8/12/10 (Thursday) and he did arrive with the bump. I didn't think anything of it when I bought him, and I really don't think he's sick either. He doesn't act strangely at all, and it doesn't seem to be growing or spreading or anything. It almost reminds me of like a wart. I'll keep watching it and possibly try to get a picture of it, and maybe in the next couple days I can update everyone on the situation. I hope he'll be ok! =(
I am a big fan of frequent water changes to help fishes with all manner of bumps,scrapes,and or minor wounds.
I will offer an example,, I have an adult Male Bristlenose who during spawning and tussling with Female, lost around half of his pectoral fin on one side.
The broken piece finally fell off after a day or two and the stump looked bloody.
I began changing 50 percent of the water twice each week for approx six weeks rather than medicating the fish ,and am pleased that the fin has healed and grew back albeit shorter than the fin on the other side.
Is the same thing I do whenever one of my fishes is injured.
In this case,. I left the fish in 75 gallon tank for fear that trying to catch him would possibly make the situation worse.
Is said that the male Badis Badis is not always friendly with other males ,and perhaps the fish you received had been tussling with another male in tank that they were kept in. Not sure whether males of this species lock lips but maybe something to consider.
In any event, I hope the fish heals quickly.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
1077 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to 1077 For This Useful Post:
Cornelius1208 (08-16-2010)
post #6 of 6 Old 08-16-2010, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Cornelius1208's Avatar
 
Now an injury from another male would probably make the most sense. He was housed with other males so it is very possible that's what it is. I do water changes a lot as well, so I'll just continue and hope for the best. Thank you!

55 gallon
Paracheirodon innesi - neon tetras
Pantodon buchholzi - African butterfly fish
Hoplosternum littorale - hoplo catfish
Erpetoichtys calabaricus - ropefish
??? - spiny eel
Bunocephalus cf. coracoideus - banjo catfish

Pomacea bridgesii - apple snail
Cornelius1208 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Badis badis questions iamntbatman Ancient Fish 28 04-30-2010 05:23 AM
Sacarlet badis!!!! Help! veganchick Freshwater and Tropical Fish 2 09-18-2009 11:09 PM
Elusive female Scarlet Badis (dario) viejo Anabantids 5 01-28-2009 11:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome