Paratilapia polleni sickness

Jacob._.merc

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Hey guys, I finally had the opportunity to pick up a paratilapia two days ago. I only payed 8 dollars probably because he has some kind of disease. I don't know what it is. I thought maybe columnarus but he's been alive for a while and I know that it is a quick killer. I'd love to keep this guy alive if I can since they are hard to find around here. And 8 dollars is a verrry good price. Been treating with melafix, pimafix and salt for 2 days in a 5 gallon sterilite tub. Any ideas what this possibly could be? He seems to be acting normal and I've seen him eat everything I've given so far. Thanks in advance.

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Columanris can be quick. Could be bad fin rot as it’s dorsal is also not looking so hot. Would cont with clean water and a little salt 1 tsp per g. Can dab the affected area with methylene blue. Good sign is it’s eating.
 

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Columanris can be quick. Could be bad fin rot as it’s dorsal is also not looking so hot. Would cont with clean water and a little salt 1 tsp per g. Can dab the affected area with methylene blue. Good sign is it’s eating.
Should I continue with the medication as well?
 

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Alright. I'll do that. Temperature? I have it in the lower 80s right now
80 or less. If it’s lymphocystis like RD mentioned then just gotta ride it out.
 

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I was viewing the dorsal growths, they looked like lympho when I enlarged the pics.

If it is Columanris, with the more virulent strains of this bacteria ones fish can be dead in less than a week, but that is certainly not always the case with less virulent strains. There are several strains.

More info (and pics) can be found on this disease in the past discussion.

https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/15-umbee-sick-help.543236/

Good luck.
 
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Jacob._.merc

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I was viewing the dorsal growths, they looked like lympho when I enlarged the pics.

If it is Columanris, with the more virulent strains of this bacteria ones fish can be dead in less than a week, but that is certainly not always the case with less virulent strains. There are several strains.

More info (and pics) can be found on this disease in the past discussion.

https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/15-umbee-sick-help.543236/

Good luck.
Thanks for the tip. I heard you could do surgery to remove the lymph? Is cutting it off advisable?
 
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