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    White pimple that looks like its gunna pop

    My big guy has a white lump that looks like a cone shaped pimple with a head (like it's ready to pop).

    Can anyone help identify this parasite? (sorry my camera batteries are dead).

    What do I treat it with?

    (thanks)

    I've got discus and loaches, BNs in the tank.
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    Kerry, where abouts on your fish is this pimple?

    If it's on the body, it may well just be some kind of "pimple", but if it's on the head area or along the lateral line, it could be the start of 'hole in the head' disease, and will need to be treated.
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    hi Merrilyn,

    Its on the side, down about 1cm from where the forehead meets the dorsal fin.....
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    I actually saw a discus in a LFS with the same thing, and the woman said it 'could' be a parasite....

    I was just about to dose the tank with prazi.
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    I'll try get a pic (hurry up batteries)
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    Kerry in that position it sounds pretty harmless. I wouldn't be using any medication at this stage.

    Increase your water changes to keep the water very clean, and let nature take it's course, but keep us updated.
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    Thanks Merrilyn. She seems happy enough (guarding eggs atm).

    Will get a pic as soon as........
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    here's a pic (not great batteries ran out) see white lump, top left, just below dorsal fin of the blue turq....
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    Wow looking at my blue turq... that thing... what ever it is could be coming out of the other side... OMG. I will keep a close eye on it.

    NAH - I'm just paranoid - nothing on other side, just air buble or something in pic from H2o change....
    Phew !
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    According to http://www.nationalfishpharm.com/fis...disorders.html

    Flowchart for skin disorders (this sounds like the prob perhaps)

    "Elongated oval objects measuring up to 10mm, stick up out of the skin "
    "This involves the egg pouches of copepods, e.g. Lernaea. The anterior portion of the parasite is burrowed deeper into the skin "

    "Treat with Praziquantel -or- De-Los. "

    I shall keep researching.....

    Anyone had experience with something like this before????????
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