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Joined: 05 Mar 2003
Location: London, UK

PostPosted: 2003.08.23(Sat)8:34    Post subject: Krib prob Reply with quote

I have an old Kribensis, he is about 4 inches long I guess. During the past couple of days he has developed a large kind of growth in the nose type region of his head. His mouth is permanently open and he seems to be breathing rapidly.

I don't have a hospital tank as such but I have a spare bucket and an air stone that I could put him in if need be.

I have around 15 other fish in this 40 gallon tank and they are all fine. It is almost like his brain is popping out or something.

I have various medications but the symptoms don't match anything...

Any advice on what this could be would be appeciated.
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Joined: 10 Jun 2003
Location: tennessee

PostPosted: 2003.08.23(Sat)10:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may help to post a picture of it if you can, or try to describe it in more detail.
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Joined: 16 May 2003
Location: Cali

PostPosted: 2003.08.23(Sat)14:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked the Illustrated Guide to Diseases and FAQ?
This is what I've found there.

Q: My fish is growing an unknown lump or bump on its body, what is this?

This case in a congo tetra turned out to be an unusual case of Lymphocystis, a viral disease which causes small cauliflower-shaped tumors and usually doesn't respond to most medications (Courtesy of Tula of AofA).

The cause of this growth on a discus is still undetermined and may be either a spontaneously arising tumor or another type of infection (Courtesy of Mike of AofA).

A: Growths in fish have a large number of causes and are always difficult to diagnose. Here is a good differential diagnosis of these sorts of lesions with potential treatments.
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