Deep large ulcers cichlid

Johnnyt123

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Hi everyone.

I have had this Texas x red parrot for a couple of years now and for as long as I have known he would always develop red swellings that would later ulcerate. The ulcers remain for 1-2 months before they heal over by which time ulcers would have developed elsewhere.
They form in the fins, abdomen, chin area under the mouth and mainly along the base of the dorsal fin/spines.
He eats well and is generally active otherwise.
Please see attached pics. All white areas on the fish were once areas of ulceration. Not the scales are getting raised just under that large ulcer.

Wondering if there is anything I can do or is it time to put him down?

Thanks for any help.

John.

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kno4te

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Strange to be getting repetitive infectious ulcers. Looking at the pic it’s not that bad. Not sure if ur fish has just a bad immunity or chronic tb etc.

For now would dose with prazipro and triple sulfa.
 

squint

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Looks bacterial but not Columarnis. Maybe Aeromonas. Best option is to find a vet that sees fish. Or you can inject your fish with enrofloxacin like the koi folks do.
 
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