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02-28-2014, 04:03 PM #11
From the article:
Can fish with lymphocystis be treated?
Currently, there is no good treatment that will speed up recovery from this disease. Most often, the disease must run its course in an affected fish. Fortunately most cases of lymphocystis in warmwater fish will resolve on their own after a few weeks, as long as husbandry is good (good water quality/chemistry, good nutrition, correct population densities, optimal social groups) and as long as other stressors have been eliminated. Although it is not an ideal solution, at present, the best option is to hold fish for several weeks (longer for cool and cold water fish) until the lesions have cleared.
Because lymphocystis disease tends to develop in parts of tissues that are less exposed to the immune system (e.g., at the periphery, away from blood vessels that carry immune cells) and in tissues with a thick hyaline membrane that may "hide" these cells, an immune response normally does not develop until after cells have burst and released virus. There is some evidence that fish infected with lymphocystis will develop less pronounced lesions if they are re-infected or if lesions recur.
Culling (removing) infected fish from a population may help reduce overall loads of virus in the system as well as infection rate, but it is difficult to cull all affected fish because some infections may not be visible with the naked eye, and many less severely infected fish may remain in the population to potentially infect other fish. Culling, therefore, may not be as effective a measure for aquacultured populations as for hobbyists or display aquaria. Culled fish can be isolated until their lesions resolve, but lesions may recur. If they do, they will most likely be less severe.
02-28-2014, 04:16 PM #12
ok thanks I'm going to try putting him in the .5 gallon tank for a day to see if it helps.
02-28-2014, 04:19 PM #13
02-28-2014, 04:45 PM #14
I think he will do better in the bigger tank. I think moving it to a tiny tank will only stress the fish and the article states the fish needs reduced stress. Super clean water, quality food, and reduced stress is what your fish needs to heal.When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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02-28-2014, 05:04 PM #15
Have you got any indian almond leaves in the tank? If not, it may be beneficial to add a couple. I doubt it would treat the condition directly but it would make the betta feel better and reduce stress which would only help the healing process.
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