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Old 02-23-2009, 08:05 PM   #1
 
disease?

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?
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
 
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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.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:21 AM   #3
 
it also may be fungul,
which also can be treated
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:24 AM   #4
 
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?
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:28 AM   #5
 
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,
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:38 AM   #6
 
It isnt actually on his fin it is towards his rear fin but it actually starts right before his fin.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:40 AM   #7
 
sorry I was wrong it isnt a barb it is a black phantom tetra
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:43 AM   #8
 
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?
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:49 AM   #9
 
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.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:50 AM   #10
 
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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