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post #41 of 50 Old 03-13-2014, 05:16 PM
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I read a little bit about Lymphocystis, which it could be. I guess the fish will not die from Lymphocystis but i didn't read anything about it spreading. Does anyone know? Should i repost this in a new thread?

One thing to add, the ram did have spots on his front fins which have gone. The mild images of Lymphocystis look like Ich, but the najor ones are huge growths. Are you sure that this is not ich?

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post #42 of 50 Old 03-13-2014, 05:25 PM
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I think most if not all aquarium fish carry the virus that causes lympho. so don't worry about spreading. (Right?)

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post #43 of 50 Old 03-13-2014, 05:38 PM
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The virus is spread by other fishs injuries, so a fish that's been beaten up in a tank with lympho has a good chance of contracting it. I have it in a couple of my tanks. It's really not a big deal other than the aesthetics of an active infection. The only time it poses a problem is if a growth forms in a spot that inhibits the fishs normal function, like the gills or something like that.

I would lower the temp back to normal. In my experience it can take 3 months or so for the spots to go away. I'm 99% sure it's not ich - it's just too big. It's te size of table salt not kosher salt

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post #44 of 50 Old 03-13-2014, 05:44 PM
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ok well I guess the silver lining is that its not Ich.
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post #45 of 50 Old 03-13-2014, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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That's a beautiful fish! What kind is it?

I'm seeing white spots appearing on my Cory catfish in the 20 planted... I've had the heat up but I think the heater is having problems, my electronic thermometer says it's at 80, while the heater is set at 86. I don't see any in the 29 gallon, but chemical treatment should be over tomorrow, however I had carbon in there the first two days, should I extend it?

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post #46 of 50 Old 03-13-2014, 06:17 PM
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It is a German blue ram. He is usually more colorful. they are really cool fish, and he is social always comes up to me when I get near the tank.

As for the thermometer a trick someone told me is to but it near the outflow of your filter, that way the water around the heater is always moving and it will heat the tank more accurately.
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post #47 of 50 Old 03-14-2014, 08:05 AM
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I'd maybe keep it a little warm for a bit. Blue rams like it warm and it'll improve his immune system. (:

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I'd maybe keep it a little warm for a bit. Blue rams like it warm and it'll improve his immune system. (:

I noticed you have an angelfish, I was planning to get 2 for my 45 gallon. Did you get yours from the lfs or a breeder? What kind did you get? Any recommendations? I really like the colors of pinoy.

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post #49 of 50 Old 03-14-2014, 03:12 PM
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I will PM you the information. :)

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post #50 of 50 Old 03-15-2014, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. I think the ich should be out of that tank, I just don't know what to do about the 20 gallon...

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