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Thread: Is this TB?

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    I have a sick Blue Ram with what I can tell looks like TB. What do you guys think?

    She has a sore on her side (last 2 pics) and pop eye in one eye.
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    From the photo is looks like something has taken a chunk out of the ram's left side. I also seen an extended eye on the right side. I am not sure I would consider this TB, but I am not expert by any means on diseases.

    Can you give us more data on the tank? Other fish (species and numbers), and water parameters meaning GH (hardness), pH and temperature. Have you tested the nitrate (and ammonia and nitrite)? How often are water changes done, and what volume? And are any substances (other than conditioner) going in the tank?

    Byron.

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    Also, please tell us what size tank it's in and how long has this fish been in it?
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    okay here is the story. About 1 month ago I noticed that she had a sore on her side so I took her out and put her in a hospital tank. I have treated with 4 types of antibiotics over the last month: Erythromycin(maracyn), Minocycline (maracyn II), Sulfamethazine, and Trimethoprim. The sore on her side looks to be getting better, it's no longer filled with white puss type substance. However she has developed pop eye now on one eye that pretty substantial.

    Behavior is normal; eating well, not hiding, no stress signs.

    Tank is a planted 30g. It's not over stocked. I do 25-50% WC every week.
    Ammonia/NO2 is at 0 all the time. I checked with the API test kit.
    nitrates go from 5-15 depending on when I take the reading.

    Other Fish I don't have too much at the moment.
    4 Red Eye Tetras
    5 Harlequin Rasboras
    6 Cories

    I do have a branch type driftwood. Maybe she ran into the end of it?

    The fish has been in the tank for 8 months now.

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    Might just be me, but did you notice any sorta head in the sore? Something looking like a pimple or zit? If so it might have been an anchor worm
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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    Might just be me, but did you notice any sorta head in the sore? Something looking like a pimple or zit? If so it might have been an anchor worm
    Yes there are white dots inside the sore; I thought it was puss. It seems to keep showing up ,going away though, then showing up in a slightly different spot on the sore.

    I googled anchor worm, doesn't look like my issue though.
    Last edited by perfectgravity; 10-21-2013 at 06:52 PM.

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    I take it the ram is isolated in a QT, so I would certainly leave it there. There is always the possibility of something infectious, until we definitely pin this down.

    Were this me, I would treat the pop-eye with kanamycin. Seachem make a product called KanaPlex that I have used successfully, on the advice of a microbiologist. It may or may not help with the other issue, but it should heal the eye problem.

    To be honest, when I see open sores on fish I tend to remove the fish and euthanize it. Pinning down specific issues is not easy without experience, which I don't have, and without knowing the issue it is not always useful using medications that could make things worse. Hopefully other members will be able to help.

    Byron.

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    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
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    It could be other internal parasites, anchor worm is just the first i thought of.
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    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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