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post #1 of 4 Old 02-14-2014, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Cysts on Pterophyllum Scalare Angels

Some of my Adult Angels have developed cysts about the size of pinheads in their gills and some on the body, the body ones are brown in colour with white heads and the gill ones are a pinky-brown.
At the moment I am treating with Malachite green and copper as I don't know what it is.
Can anyone help Please.
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-14-2014, 09:13 AM
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Hi french47

I'm going to move this thread into the Tropical Fish Diseases section to increase your chances of getting the answers that you need.

In the meantime, can you give us some more information? Tank size? Inhabitants? Water parameters? Have you introduced new fish to the tank recently?

If it's not Ich, the first thing that comes to my mind is a viral infection called Lymphocystis. Google image and see if the early stages look similar to what you're describing on your fish.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #3 of 4 Old 02-15-2014, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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Cysts on Pterophyllum Scalare Angels

My tank is 495 ltrs, at a temp of 28 c ( 82 f )
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate <5
15% water change every 7 days, new water through carbon filter.
filtration is 2 x 1500 ltr/hour canisters
Last fish added 1 Platydoras armatulus. other fish cory's whiptails, 2 sailfins , bristle nose and my adult angels
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-15-2014, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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These are the Angels, only 3 infected at the moment, the main infection area is around the gills just at the opening and around the base of the pectoral fins
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