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Anflex 11-02-2007 04:09 AM

Empora tetra lump on head!!! HELP!
Hello everyone,

Lately I have noticed that one of my male Empora tetras has a lump on the top of it's head. It's red with a white tip. Looks quite sore!

What the hell could it be? And how do I treat it? I have added a bit of table salt to the tank to try and help... but not too sure if it is doing any good or not.

Advice urgently needed!


Captain Crab 11-02-2007 08:02 AM

Anytime you notice anything unusual its a good idea to set up a hospital tank.10 gallon tanks are cheap and a small sponge filter, a heater and a rock or hiding spot.and of course meds.Most petshops have some kind of kind of guide on fish diseases if you don't already have a book on the subject.Rather than giving you the wrong advice my advice would be do some reasearch.The internet holds just about every answer you need.Do a search on fish diseases with sure you'll find what your looking may be a wound and or a secondary infection.Just like if we get a cut it could get infected ,fish suffer the same problem.some parasites can also cause lesions which later cause stores often discard sick fish rather than treating them.petstore are also the main cause for parasitic infection.since they tend to be the holding tank for so many different kinds of fish.some folks put new fish in a quarantine med tank before they can enter the main aquarium.

JouteiMike 11-03-2007 04:44 PM

A picture would help a lot. Also some more details wouldn't hurt, like tank size, water parameters...

Could be a cyst, wart or pox. Sometimes this clears up fast, other times it can become infected, or even be a parasite lodged underneath. Keep us updated. In the meantime, keep the water quality in excellent shape with small frequent water changes.

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