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lowco1 02-23-2009 08:05 PM

ok I have a black tale barb and it has a dot on his tail that is risen off of it and still black but it looks like a pimple. Is this some kind of disease? should I seperate him from the others?

adpierin11 02-23-2009 08:30 PM

pictures are always helpful. If it truly looks like a dot it could be ich. If it is ich I would suggest doing the entire tank with a rid ick med, raising the tank temp up (speeds up life cycle of ich), and adding some salt.
But if you add some pics it may be something entirely different.

mitcore 02-24-2009 12:21 AM

it also may be fungul,
which also can be treated

lowco1 02-24-2009 12:24 AM

I cant get a good pic of him my camera sucks and he wont hold still. it looks just like a pimple it is the same color of him but has a slight white color to the outside of it. also nothing else in the entire tank has it. I thought that if it was ick then more than one fish would have it?

mitcore 02-24-2009 12:28 AM

as would it be with a fungul disease also
the only other thing i can think of is a tumour
if it is a tumour then it can go a few ways,
one the fish stays alive and two they die,

lowco1 02-24-2009 12:38 AM

It isnt actually on his fin it is towards his rear fin but it actually starts right before his fin.

lowco1 02-24-2009 12:40 AM

sorry I was wrong it isnt a barb it is a black phantom tetra

mitcore 02-24-2009 12:43 AM

tumours can grow anywhere, one of my angels has one and is still alive for the moment,
fungul/ ich or even parasites would spread through the tank
there may be one other thing
has the widow been fighting? or been attacked?
what is your stock list?

lowco1 02-24-2009 12:49 AM

I have 3 of the tetras, 2 red platties, 3 black mollies, 3 dalmation mollies, 2 albino cory catfish, 2 plecos, 3 tequila sunrise guppies, 5 whisper shrimp, 1 green shrimp, 5 ramshorn snails, and 2 black loaches. Also my 14 dalmation mollie fry are in a breeder floating in the tank.

lowco1 02-24-2009 12:50 AM

it is possible that it could have been attacked but I thought that I got rid of my aggressive fish cos I used to have a picus cat in there but he kept on chasing everyboyd all around the tank so I got rid of him.

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