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Spotted Highfin with bummpy growths?


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#1 Divinehammer

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:36 PM

hey I am a little worried about my 4" Spotted Highfin Pleco, I pulled him out of my African Cichlid tank about 3 weeks ago because they looked to be picking on it, I have noticed over the last couple of weeks the bumps or growths on it not sure if these are just where it got beat up or if these are normal on this type of pleco, he is eating fin and swims around ok, hangs out with my 2 big Common plecos. Take a look and see if anyone knows what this might be.

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any info on this is greatly appreciated, and any possible cures for it as well if it can be fixed.
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#2 jackson

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:29 PM

lymphocystis virus

I have only read a bit about it and don't know much about it.

It's just me but I wouldn't touch the fish with it bare handed but I'm paranoid

Do a search and see what you can find

#3 Divinehammer

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:52 PM

thanks for the info, from what I read and pictures I saw, I think you are correct, so it should go way after a while, I am glad it was something that wasn't going to kill him, he's in a nice stress free tank now, probably because my Africans Cichlids were picking on him, for the week I had him in there. So I will just continue to monitor him. I always clean my hands before they go into the tank with nice clean water, and after, I like to keep all my fish healthy and happy and me as well.
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#4 jackson

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:18 PM

No no :) I meant just incase it could transfer to you but like I said it's just me I'm paranoid with things like that.

Hope things works out with it

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

Almost all fish diseases cannot affect humans,
but there is a 2.5 foot spotted sailfin at work that had it while living in our system, once we put him in the pond he cleared right up, my guess is because he was no longer cramped in a 100 gallon tank and had some room again. My guess is his stress level dropped, also I have had snakeskin gourami's get affected by either the same thing or another type of lymphosystis and on those ones salt seemed to disinfect and clear up the wounds

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:06 AM

Yes I know you can eat fish infected by this

I'm always cautious when dealing with sick fish

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:45 AM

have had snakeskin gourami's get impacted by either the same factor or another kind of lymphosystis and on those ones sodium seemed to sterilize and obvious up the wounds
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