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post #1 of 10 Old 05-15-2007, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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my gbr has a growth on her nose. i thought she had been fighting therefore had a bloodshot nose. this cleared up but a few days later it came back. now there is some sort of growth on her nose along with blood under her skin. i cant get a pic but its just above her top lip. it looks terribly panful and its bugging her badly as she has become a little reclusive. my params r ammonia 0, nitite 0, nitrate 20. anyone have any ideas?
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-15-2007, 06:13 AM
Sounds like the dreaded saprodegnia skin fungus aka: staffs disease.small cottonlike tuffs on the skin turning to red.Copper sulfate is usually recommended but i would try a less drastic remedy such as adding salt .unless youve already added enough salt.
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post #3 of 10 Old 05-15-2007, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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the 'tuft' or growth itself is not red? its like bloodshot below the skin
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post #4 of 10 Old 05-15-2007, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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will she die
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post #5 of 10 Old 05-15-2007, 06:21 PM
if let alone.but if you treat it im sure it will be ok.
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-16-2007, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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i am treating with melafix, do u thinnk this will help. she seems ok in herself today, out and about and she is eating now, maybe shes feeling a little better?
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post #7 of 10 Old 05-16-2007, 06:51 AM
behavior is the best indicator.if a fish is eating and acting normal.usually everything is ok.When a fish won't eat and is breathing quickly this usually indicate the fish is stressed and probabaly won't live very long.
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post #8 of 10 Old 05-16-2007, 11:49 AM
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i am treating with melafix, do u thinnk this will help. she seems ok in herself today, out and about and she is eating now, maybe shes feeling a little better?
Glad she's feeling better. Does the growth look "fungusy"? If so then it could indeed have been the result of a ight, and now it has got infected. Melafix should help heal this, but there are also meds available for funguses.
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-16-2007, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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yeah it is a little fungusy lookin!! im more worried about the blood behind it, but still shes doin ok
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-21-2007, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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update.....
she died this morning :( she put up a good fight, the growth got so big she couldnt open her mouth any more :(:( rip bosh
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