Hi I have just noticed one on my little lemon gold fish has developed a couple of growths that I can't identify. Can anybody please help diagnose what they might be and if possible a treatment.
I'm hoping I've caught it early this time as I have recently just lot 2 fish to ulcers that I tried hard to save but they didn't manage to pull through.
Theres 2 growths on my fish, and the one that is really concering me is the one in the gill. So far all I have done is dose the pond water with acriflavin as I know it's a broad spectrum anti-biotic and whilst I had the fish in the net I srayed both growths/wounds with an anti ulcer spray.
From my knowledge, which is not ace with ulcers tbh, they tend to be bacterial sometimes. It does not look fungal. I have recently lost 2 fish to fungal type things, 2 Moors, one of which was very large, the other a baby.
Probably pseudomonas, and the reason they arent responding to treatment is because a common misconstrument is occurring- namely the confusion between contact antibacterials and systemic antibiotics continues. ACCRIFLAVINE IS NOT AN ANTIBIOTIC- if it were, it would be a prescription drug.
Unfortunately what is needed here is a real internal systemic antibiotic preferably from the oxytetracycline group. Time to call the vet and get some real antibiotic , these contact antibacterials can only shift surface infections in peripheral cases, and prevent some transmission, but they will do nothing to cure a seriously infected fish, and it look like things have gone far beyond that.