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White lump on Hongi

Postby Ryanblackheart » Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:34 pm

Single white lump protruding from my sunflower Hongi side please help identify and advise on treatment
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Re: White lump on Hongi

Postby SoccerMbunaAndShak » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:41 pm

Could be a tumor. What are your water parameters? Is he eating well?
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Re: White lump on Hongi

Postby Ryanblackheart » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:50 pm

Water is
0ppm ammonia
0ppm nitrite
10ppm nitrate
I dose with seachem prime and change 80% water weekly

Have ordered esha 2000 for a general bacterial / fungal treatment to be safe
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Re: White lump on Hongi

Postby noki » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:13 pm

That is a Red Zebra or a Red Zebra hybrid. "Sunflower Hongi" is a silly name, doesn't seem to have any Hongi traits far as I can tell.

Could be a small infection. You could try the treatment, just realize that such broad treatment may harm you tank's cycle and may not help the fish.
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Re: White lump on Hongi

Postby DJRansome » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:48 pm

Glad you said that noki, because I was not seeing hongi either.
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Re: White lump on Hongi

Postby sir_keith » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:19 pm

It's difficult to tell from the pics what that growth might be. If it's subdermal, there's really nothing you can do about it; if it's an ectoparasite, I'd suggest that you treat the tank with SeaChem ParaGuard, which works really well for these sorts of things, has no significant contraindications, and will not harm your biofilter. Good luck.
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Re: White lump on Hongi

Postby Ryanblackheart » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:41 am

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Re: White lump on Hongi

Postby Ryanblackheart » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:50 am

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