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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 ...
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?
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
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?