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post #1 of 7 Old 09-02-2006, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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Neon Tetra with a growth on its mouth?

Hi,

Can anyone help me out please?

One of my Neons has a white growth on its mouth,
it has grown over the last few weeks although the fish doesn't seem worried by it as it still behaves normally.
Would it be a tumour?
My tank is a 130l community, with 6 other neons who seem very healthy.
it is very clean & all the levels are ok.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-02-2006, 04:53 AM
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You have posted in the wrong place, im shore a MOD will be along to move it, but more the mean time->

Mouth Fungas -> All fish especially livebearers -> cotton wool like appearance on the jaws. Fish loose appetite and often display shimmying movements caused by Flexubacter bacteria -> Often a sign of deteriorating water conditions. Use antibiotics or proprietary remedy.

can you post your tank conditions please.
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-02-2006, 06:42 AM
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Any chance posting a pic? Pics will help speed up the diagnosis.
As zeb mentioned, pls post the exact water stats(ammonia, nitrites, nitrates).
It's either mouth fungus(although rare) or columnaris.
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-03-2006, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hi,

Sorry the delay in replying & the site has changed since i last used it.
wrong place & all that.

I couldn't get a picture but here's my water test results.

PH - 7.2 - 7.5
A - 0.0
Nitrite - 0.0
Nitrate - 25/30

The Neon is still eating & showing no odd behaviour, it's colour is fine.
the lump looks like a growth of some sort, their's no other marks on the fish?
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-04-2006, 05:48 PM
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Hi, I'm guessing you meant to say nitrite instead of nitrate for one of those test results that says 0. If so, than your water is fine. Just making the correction.


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Originally Posted by phatch
Hi,

Sorry the delay in replying & the site has changed since i last used it.
wrong place & all that.

I couldn't get a picture but here's my water test results.

PH - 7.2 - 7.5
A - 0.0
Nitrate - 0.0
Nitrate - 25/30

The Neon is still eating & showing no odd behaviour, it's colour is fine.
the lump looks like a growth of some sort, their's no other marks on the fish?

55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-04-2006, 10:48 PM
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Without a pic, it's tricky to give advice.
I doubt it was ever a fungus as fungus is rare. If it does look like cotton wool, then it is fungus. If it is just white lips, then it's columnaris.
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-05-2006, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Ok,

Thanks for the advice, i think i'll have to remove the fish, just in case it spreads, it has had the lump for around a month now but best to be safe.

Thanks again. :)
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