Patch Of Raised Scales

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Sushi'skeeper, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Sushi'skeeper

    Sushi'skeeper Valued Member Member

    Hello all. I have come from a different forum, because I desperately need answers. If I am putting this in the wrong place, I deeply apologize, as I am new here. This is my girl, Sushi. I got her as a baby 2 1/2 years ago as a male, hence the name "Sushi", lol. Not to mention she means the absolute world to me. She currently lives in a 10 gallon, 78 degree, and filtered tank. Temperature is normally a bit higher, but my heater is broken. Sushi just had a battle with velvet, and now, she seems to have another problem. The right side of her body has become very oddly shaped, as if she has swim bladder. Also, in the general area, a patch of scales are faintly rising. She is not pineconing everywhere, like dropsy, so I am just completely stumped as to what this could be. Her behavior has not changed. Still eats like a pig and still gets super excited when I come to say hello to her. The pictures were taken last night, I couldn't get any today because she will not stop moving, however, her scales today are a tad bit more risen than last night. If anyone could please help me, I would appreciate it. I'm worried sick, and just need some help.
    Thank you.
     

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  2. APierce

    APierce Well Known Member Member

    She is starting to pine cone, at least that is what it looks like to me. Normally, I'd say dropsy, but when you throw in the part where her body is twisting around, I'm wondering if it isn't fish Tb.
     
  3. Cori Elizabeth

    Cori Elizabeth Well Known Member Member

    Looks like early dropsy
     




  4. OP
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    Sushi'skeeper

    Sushi'skeeper Valued Member Member

    Wow, I never thought of fish TB. A member on a forum suggested an internal tumor, but fish TB? That's terrifying. So since we don't really know for sure if it is fish TB, what can I do? I heard it's very contagious to humans, so I want to be extra careful.
     
  5. OP
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    Sushi'skeeper

    Sushi'skeeper Valued Member Member

    I was thinking early dropsy, but was really hoping I wasn't right.
     
  6. Cori Elizabeth

    Cori Elizabeth Well Known Member Member

    How's her swimming behaviour?
     
  7. OP
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    Sushi'skeeper

    Sushi'skeeper Valued Member Member

    Her swimming behavior is fantastic, actually. She's zipping around like the happy girl she's always been!
     
  8. Cori Elizabeth

    Cori Elizabeth Well Known Member Member

    Is she bloated? Perhaps you could feed her some deshelled peas
     
  9. APierce

    APierce Well Known Member Member

    I would be careful just in case that is what it is, but perhaps treat her with some Kanamycin. If it is dropsy that is bacterial it should take care of it. Might even take care of fish tb as well, but I'm not sure.
     
  10. Cori Elizabeth

    Cori Elizabeth Well Known Member Member

    Has the white spot in the second picture always been there?
     
  11. OP
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    Sushi'skeeper

    Sushi'skeeper Valued Member Member

    Will do, thank you so much!
     
  12. OP
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    Sushi'skeeper

    Sushi'skeeper Valued Member Member

    @Cori Elizabeth I don't think it has been there, I know she has always had that dark grey discoloration spot beside it, but not the white spot, what could it be?
     
  13. Cori Elizabeth

    Cori Elizabeth Well Known Member Member

    is it fuzzy or salt like?
     
  14. OP
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    Sushi'skeeper

    Sushi'skeeper Valued Member Member

    It kind of looks like a grain of salt, actually.
     
  15. Cori Elizabeth

    Cori Elizabeth Well Known Member Member

    What temperature do you have the tank in? Is it freshwater?

    Are you familiar with ich?
     
  16. OP
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    Sushi'skeeper

    Sushi'skeeper Valued Member Member

    Yes, freshwater, and at 78, it's usually higher, but my heater is acting up. I'm not to familiar with ick.
     
  17. Cori Elizabeth

    Cori Elizabeth Well Known Member Member

    Are there any other salt like particles on her? Are there any white clumps in your substrate or water?
     
  18. OP
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    Sushi'skeeper

    Sushi'skeeper Valued Member Member

    No white clumps and no other salt like particles, could it possibly be an odd coloration on her scale?
     
  19. APierce

    APierce Well Known Member Member

    If you haven't added any plants, things from other people's tanks, other fish, snails, etc in the last month or two, then I'd not think it was ich honestly.
     
  20. Cori Elizabeth

    Cori Elizabeth Well Known Member Member

    Perhaps, but I would watch her very closely if it's possibly ich. more dots will show up on her fins especially.

    with regards to the scales, try peas. Once fish start pineconing however I'm pretty sure it doesnt get any better. Cindi will be able to help you further :)

    @CindiL I hope you don't mind me tagging you
     




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