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post #1 of 4 Old 04-13-2009, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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White bump on firemouth's head??

These white bumps showed up on my firemouth's head after a little "altercation" with another fish. It looked like he lost a scale, it was hanging off for a little bit then this showed up.





Is it just healing or is it an infection? If so, what kind of medicine should I use?

125 gallon tank:
2 Tiger oscars, 1 Electric blue jack dempsey, 1 Jack dempsey, 2 Bala sharks, 1 Firemouth, 1 Salvini, 1 Texas cichlid, 1 Pleco; All juveniles

29 gallon (in the works):
1 Blue ram, 1 Cockatoo cichlid, 1 Powder blue dwarf gourami, 1 Bolivian Ram, 8 Neon tetras, 4 Corydoras, 2 Bamboo shrimp, some ghost shrimp
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-14-2009, 02:09 AM
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Looks like a fungus or bacteria took hold in the wound. Columnaris is a possibility but it's hard to be sure. Is there any redness around the wound area? Try extra water changes first. If it doesn't look to be clearing up you may need an antibacterial such as Maracyn or Furan 2.

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I second what Jeaninel says, sounds like it could possibly be Columnaris.............I would first try dosing the tank with aquarium salt before i went to medication............
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-14-2009, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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I just did a 25% water change and added some aquarium salt. Hopefully that will take care of it. If not, I'll add some medicine.

125 gallon tank:
2 Tiger oscars, 1 Electric blue jack dempsey, 1 Jack dempsey, 2 Bala sharks, 1 Firemouth, 1 Salvini, 1 Texas cichlid, 1 Pleco; All juveniles

29 gallon (in the works):
1 Blue ram, 1 Cockatoo cichlid, 1 Powder blue dwarf gourami, 1 Bolivian Ram, 8 Neon tetras, 4 Corydoras, 2 Bamboo shrimp, some ghost shrimp
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