09-10-2011, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by GwenInNM
I understand how it can be frustrating to want a quick reply and not get one. I have 2 GBR, but don't know if I'll be much help. Hopefully by now you've gone to a good fish store who can advise you on meds. I would move your fish over to a QT tank and treat with meds for pop-eye. Keep an eye on your ammonia levels and do frequent water changes if you have to, but it sounds like that would be the best course of action to remove him from other fish. Tumors may/may not be treatable. I've never used melafix, but I've heard it's not that great.
I happen to currently have a dwarf rainbow that seems to have a tumor, and it's not responding to anything. Today I noticed his mouth is open wide, though he's eating and seems "fine". I figure he will die, but I don't know what else to do. I also have good water parameters, and sometimes I think no matter what you do, things just happen. I wish you the best. Look forward to hearing how your guy is doing.
Thank you for your reply, Gwen. Unfortunately I have no trusted fish stores around here, it's always a hit or miss with the employees. Some of them would tell me to treat with a ich medication
From what I read online I should treat with Epsom Salt, Still not sure what to do though.