Pacu warts/parasites/virus???

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sadlymarch

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I bought two pacu the last week of 12/05. They were just a little over an inch when I first got them and now measure approx. 4" or so.

As they were growing, I noticed one of them began to develop these wart-like growths. The fish has one on each side, the blemish on its left side larger than on the right (the first two pics are of the left "wart", the second two are of the smaller one on the right.)

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The fish does not seem to be bothered in the least by it, still actively swimming and eating.

An employee at Petsmart suggested that I move the fish to a hospital tank and treat it with melafix. Could it be lymphocystis or any other contageous disease?

The pacu are currently sharing a 55 gallon tank with 3 parrotfish and a black convict (but soon to be moved to a 125-150 gallon tank.)
 

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try feeding garlic juice-soaked flakes. That cured my pleco of lymphocystis, and I think it's an anti-parasite (right gunnie? lol)
It would help if the pictures were clearer/closer up... :-\
 

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Not Gunnie, but yes try feeding garlic.

best,
dino
 
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