PineSong Posted April 7 Share Posted April 7 Several weeks ago I noticed one of my neons had a large white bump on his mouth. It was about the size of the head of a pin, and did not look fluffy or cottony, just like white skin over a round ball. Closer examination of the other neons revealed that another one had a flat, angular, white raised area on its left side. This area did not look like a ball, a tumor, a wound and did not look fluffy or cottony, but beyond that I can't say much because of how quickly the fish darts around and the area only being noticeable at certain angles. I removed both fish to a hospital tank and treated them over the course of three weeks. I tried salt, Kanaplex, and Maracyn in turn. Nothing changed. Both fish retained good appetite and normal behavior. After these treatments did not work and the fish appeared to still feel fine, I moved them to my "shrimp only" tank which also houses a handicapped guppy. They have now been in there for two weeks and still seem fine other than having the original issues. The guppy is his usual self, no white spots or lumps/raised scales of any kind. Pictures of the affected fish below were taken today. The top photos shows the guy with the lump on his mouth. He is thinner than the other fish, but has not gotten thinner over time. I do believe the lump impairs his food consumption some but I make sure to feed small particles and he does go after them and appear to keep them in. Second photo is the best I could get of the white area on the fish's side. It is not that white speck, it's the grayish area in front of the white speck. The speck is a trick of the light or something, not there in real life. Here is my question: at what point (if any) do I conclude that whatever is going on with these fish, it is not contagious, and put them back in the 20 long? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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