03-20-2008, 10:29 PM
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Tiger Barb With Abscess
I was looking at my fish this evening and noticed that one of my tiger barbs has a rather large abscess or boil on its tail. Basically It looks like a large, red zit. I can tell that there's some sort of pus in it, because it has a head much like a zit. The fish doesn't seem to be in any sort of distress, it's still eating and swimming around in the school. Nonetheless, it is very large for the size of the fish, it takes up much of the tail.
The abscess seems to be a new development, if it was there last night or this morning, I didn't see it.
Does anyone know what this is? I've searched online, but haven't found a disease that seems to match. Is there something I can give the fish to make this go away?