Re: mbu with lump on nose

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Since this board has been up, we have found there are several questions that routinely get asked in order to help diagnose problems. If you can have that information to begin with in your post, we'll be able to help right away (if we can!) without having to wait for you to post the info we need.

1) Your water parameters - pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates and salinity (if appropriate). This is by far the most important information you can provide! Do not answer this with "Fine" "Perfect" "ok", that tells us nothing. We need hard numbers.

2) Tank size and a list of ALL inhabitants. Include algae eaters, plecos, everything. We need to know what you have and how big the tank is.

3) Feeding, water change schedule and a list of all products you are using or have added to the tank (examples: Cycle, Amquel, salt, etc)

4) What changes you've made in the tank in the last week or so. Sometimes its the little things that make all the difference.

5) How long the aquarium has been set up, and how did you cycle it? If you don't know what cycling is read this: Fishless Cycling Article and familiarize yourself with all the information. Yes. All of it.

We want to help, and providing this information will go a LONG way to getting a diagnosis and hopeful cure that much faster.

While you wait for assistance:
One of the easiest and best ways to help your fish feel better is clean water! If you are already on a regular water change schedule (50% weekly is recommended) a good step to making your fish more comfortable while waiting for diagnosis/suggestions is to do a large water change immediately. Feel free to repeat daily or as often as you can, clean water is always a good thing! Use of Amquel or Prime as a dechlor may help with any ammonia or nitrite issues, and is highly recommended.

Note - if you do not normally do large water changes, doing a sudden, large water change could shock your fish by suddenly changing their established water chemistry. Clean water is still your first goal, so in this case, do several smaller (10%) water changes over the next day or two before starting any large ones.
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Re: mbu with lump on nose

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It is great you can take the fish to the vet & offer it injectable antibiotics. Maybe offer them for much longer? It sounds like you are doling your best to care for the fish but that tank is much, much too small & your fish is severly stunted. I do understand your hesitation to purchase a larger tank but that should have been done many years ago.

You must upload your photos to an image storing site like Image Shack & then link them here.
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Re: mbu with lump on nose

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i think the fotos already there, i hope someone have xrays to compare, or just an exotic veterinary in here for a 2nd opinion


once again thanks all
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Re: Re: mbu with lump on nose

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I apologize greatly, somehow your original post got deleted.
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Re: Re: mbu with lump on nose

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u can delete all , im not gonna write all again, im not english and i take long time to think and do all the text, thanks any way….
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Re: Re: mbu with lump on nose

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I still remember what you posted & tresponded appropriately. Just waiting on a photo. I am afraid that most of what is wrong with your poor fish is that it is terribly stunted.
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