Molly has a giant white cyst on fin

SavTheArtist

Tank
What is the water volume of the tank?
40 gallon bowfront

How long has the tank been running?
Almost 2 years

Does it have a filter?
Yes, two(over-filtered) a canister and an HOB

Does it have a heater?
Yes

What is the water temperature?
80° due to ick in the past

What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.)
Around 14 live-bearers
A few kuhlis
1 baby Rubberlip
1 baby angelfish


Maintenance
How often do you change the water?
2 to 3 times a month

How much of the water do you change?
50%~

What do you use to treat your water?
Prime

Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water?
Occasionally vacuum

*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish?
Yes

What do you use to test the water?
Runbo strips

What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 30~(always, might be a misread from strip)
pH: 7.5

It's a well-planted tank, big Malaysian driftwood

Feeding
How often do you feed your fish?
Twice a day

How much do you feed your fish?
Usually a couple pinches

What brand of food do you feed your fish?
Omega one, tetramin, hikari, varying

Do you feed frozen?
No

Do you feed freeze-dried foods?
No

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish?
Give or take 8~ months, she's a second generation from breeding

How long ago did you first notice these symptoms?
A few days

In a few words, can you explain the symptoms?
A large, white with a pink spot cyst on her fin. It's big, and the tip of the fin looks torn. It looks like it's a part of her.

Have you started any treatment for the illness?
Not yet.

Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase?
No, but she does have lymphocystis. Rather badly, but there's no treatment for that.

How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all?
She's still acting quite normally, but the fin seems painful.

Explain your emergency situation in detail.

I noticed her lymphocystis a while back. I did a lot of research to find out what it is. While looking at her to try and figure it out, I noticed this big patchy cyst sort of thing.

Her parents were PetSmart fish, and both have passed early from complications. I've assumed her lymphocystis was just passed down. All of them aren't the healthiest as they're direct chain store descendants.

Is there anything I can do to help? It is a cyst, right?
 

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SavTheArtist

Thank you for the advice! I have kuhlis, a kili, and a rubberlip in here too, will they be okay with it?
 
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