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danio have got something on it's side.... is this emergency? #1
hi,

Needed some advice. I have spotted a danio not looking too good to me although he is very active and swimming as usual. He did have a injury to his scale on his left side but healed up without treatment quickly. Unfortunately a small pinky/white lump appeared between the injury and tail. Is this connected? I cant work out if it is a single spot or an open wound. A picture of this would be impossible as he wont keep still. I had a similar scale injury before with another danio and treated it with melafix but it died soon after.

I have done a clean up a couple days ago taking 20% of the water out before noticing this spot.

I dont have a spare tank to keep him in but would a large vase be ok for temporary measure? He doesn't seem to be attacked or anything. Had 14 about a year ago and lost one in the first month. Rest are doing ok until this one. Help!

Thanks in advance

Nathan
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Re: danio have got something on it's side.... is this emergency? #2
no words of wisdom....
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Re: danio have got something on it's side.... is this emergency? #3
Trouble is that it's a bit difficult to tell without a pic.

That's probably why you have a lack of responses.

Personally I'd try Melafix and see how it goes, unless someone else has a more educated guess.
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Re: danio have got something on it's side.... is this emergency? #4
Could you catch him and temporarily put him in a very small clear container and then get a pic? It's almost imposs without seeing, though LHG might be able to diagnose just by description?
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Re: danio have got something on it's side.... is this emergency? #5
Hi Nathan,

The most likely is the start of a fungus infection which melafix is usually a good treatment when the problem is caught early. If the problem has been there for more than a week i would suggest using an anti-fungus treatment as it should be more effective.

I would highly recommend having the aquarium water tested to see if that may be the root of the problem, also unbalanced water can have adverse effects when fish treatments are introduced.

Hope this helps.

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Re: danio have got something on it's side.... is this emergency? #6
Thanks for this... It's still alive much to my amazement. The lump/wound is still present. No fish is attacking it. I think he is at the top of the fish-pecking order!

I have pictures but dont want to download onto my computer as my computer keep breaking down. (memory is slow/full or something!) Not good pictures anyway.

I have been doing the melafix treatment for the last three days. Will update with progress. I think it was a wound but is now infected. Something white-looking oozing out of it although it not fluid enough to be leaking! Can fish have cancer on them? just wondering if it's that? The fish is not in distress and playful still....

how odd...
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Re: danio have got something on it's side.... is this emergency? #7
fish can get tumours. from that last desc, i would guess its an infected wound maybe, with a bit of fungus going on so would treat along those lines
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Re: danio have got something on it's side.... is this emergency? #8
Would be worth doing a combined Melafix/Pimafix medication.

Pimafix is an anti-fungal med and it sure as Hell sounds like it's fungal from your description. The Melafix will keep any bacteria at bay and the Pimafix will deal with the fungus hopefully allowing the wound to heal.
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Re: danio have got something on it's side.... is this emergency? #9
ok, will invest some pimafix tomorrow....any ideas where I can get these? at fish stores?
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Re: danio have got something on it's side.... is this emergency? #10
Should be available from most fish shops... Exactly the same bottle as Melafix.
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