White Growth

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Mike Archer, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. M

    Mike Archer New Member Member

    Hopefully someone can give me some advice based on their own experiences, google is coming up with a lot of different advice!

    One of my lampeye has a strange white growth on its head - it actually looks like a bit of food at first glance (it isn't). He is feeding and swimming ok and no other fish in my aquarium seem troubled.

    There seems to be a number of different infections out there but each one requires different treatments. I would take a picture but these fish are small and quick - I can't get the focus needed to illustrate. All I can emphasise is the growth is not smooth and certainly not square in size, it appears to have a hollow in the middle (hard to see as, like I was saying, the fish is so small and fast).
     
  2. MikeRad89

    MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

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    OP
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    Mike Archer New Member Member

    Thanks... how is that treated? Is it infectious to the others?
     
  4. MikeRad89

    MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    Melafix to treat in a hospital tank.

    It attacks fish with already weakened immune systems. In an uncycled tank it will kill your entire stock.
     




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