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post #1 of 8 Old 06-04-2012, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Red bump w/ white middle on Convict Cichlid

Was out of town this past weekend, but when I got home I noticed my convict had a red bump with white in the middle on its left side near its mouth. He is acting fine, and is eating good too. Not sure where is came from. Before I left for the weekend, I did a 50% water change, and then today I did another 50% water change. I have added some pictures, they might be a bit blurry cause it was taken with my phone. Hope this helps, and any help would be greatly appreciated.

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This could be a lot of things, from physical damage and prolapsed flesh to a cyst, a polyp, or numerous other things. I would probably just watch it carefully for a day or two, and if I see no change or a degradation, I would go from there. You may want to quarantine even if it's only inside one of those breeder net boxes.
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By the looks of it, it could be lymphocystis, which is best cure using a garlic soaked fish flakes. There is nothing really any you can do.

Perhaps try a fungus cure as well.

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I have seen this many times on varoius species of fishes from cardinal tetra's to Large Cichlids.
Like a pimple for us I expect.
I would just stay on top of maint= regular weekly water change and observe.
If condition worsened,,then I would do as suggested above,and quarantine the fish before considering meds.
3% hydrogen peroxide at 5 ml per 10 gallon for two days with water change between each dose has worked for me when these appeared much larger. But have had equal amount of sucesss with just time/good water quality.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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I have seen this many times on varoius species of fishes from cardinal tetra's to Large Cichlids.
Like a pimple for us I expect.
I would just stay on top of maint= regular weekly water change and observe.
If condition worsened,,then I would do as suggested above,and quarantine the fish before considering meds.
3% hydrogen peroxide at 5 ml per 10 gallon for two days with water change between each dose has worked for me when these appeared much larger. But have had equal amount of sucesss with just time/good water quality.
Yeah its still there, hasn't progressed or gone down. It does remind me of a pimple 100%. Not sure what to do, I guess just keep an eye on it a little while longer ?

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29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

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Yeah its still there, hasn't progressed or gone down. It does remind me of a pimple 100%. Not sure what to do, I guess just keep an eye on it a little while longer ?
Would give it a week at least, with clean water to keep nitrates at or below 20 ppm, certainly no higher than 40ppm.
Cichlids in particular are more sensitive to Nitrates (too much organic input).
If it is pimple like,,It will burst eventually and so long as there is good water quality, then far less chance of secondary infection.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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Would give it a week at least, with clean water to keep nitrates at or below 20 ppm, certainly no higher than 40ppm.
Cichlids in particular are more sensitive to Nitrates (too much organic input).
If it is pimple like,,It will burst eventually and so long as there is good water quality, then far less chance of secondary infection.
True, I will give it some time. I did just do a testing on the water last night. Ammonia and Nitrites both read 0, and my Nitrates read 10-15ppm. Couldnt tell really, but it was definitly somewhere in there. The water is looking clear and all other fish seem to be doing well. I'll just give it sometime. Appreciate all the guidance everybody.

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55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

20Gal: Female Pastel Ball Python

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