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  1. #1

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    Jun 2011

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    Default What is this " Growth "...going around on my fish?

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    I've got a Glofish tetra (4 years old) that's got this problem going around on his body. I call it a growth...blemish...infection, maybe Velvet..but I dont really know what it is.

    I've taken pictures of it here. The ones under 31 Jan. Pics go from current to past.

    I first noticed the....blemish....growth...possible Velvet on top of his head, in front of this Dorsal fin, about 3 weeks ago. Then it maybe showed up on the dorsal fin ( pic Raspberry0810_b(1) ), itself. Then it showed up between his Dorsal fin and Caudal/Tail fin.

    At this point I had already started treating him with Kanaplex. When it showed up the second time I tried E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN.

    Things seemed to clear up after that ( pic Raspberry013151_ ).....till it showed up this past week on his left side.

    Like I said I dont know what " It " is. It might also be the thing that did the damage to his Dorsal and Anal fin, that I wrote about in an earlier post.

    It doesnt seem to bother my fish to much. He swims and eats fine. He doesnt hide or stay on the bottom, mostly hangs out mid-level. Most of the time he looks okay, though a couple days he looks down....not so great and under the weather. I dont see him scratching or rubbing up against things.

    I am thinking of giving him a treatment of Coppersafe...or maybe MelaFix or Maracyn two...but first I'd like know specifically what Im dealing with.

    What do you think ails my poor fish?


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    Could it be Costia?
    No Cory, No Glory !!

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