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  • #305969

    Matt
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    I’d be tempted to run with the full course of Melafix treatment before using the needle if the fish still seems ok other than the lump. Is it still swimming/feeding normally Richy?

    #305971

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Yeah inclined to agree with Matt. I’d avoid the needle if at all possible, I don’t think your BGK will appreciate it :/

    #305972

    Richy
    Participant

    apart from the lump the fish is fine, swimming, feeding etc which is why i haven’t rushed into anything. Needle is the next step from melafix but i wanted it at hand if need be especialy as it’s the weekend and the vet isn’t open after noon Sat till Mon.

    #305982

    Matt
    Keymaster

    How’s it looking tonight?

    #305985

    Richy
    Participant

    Hadn’t changed with the melafix but i wasn’t really expecting it to although it can’t do any harm /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” /> The liquid which came out was normal water colour. The lump has about halved in size so I think I’ll have to do it again but may leave it a couple of days for the fish to “destress”. Naturally I’ll keep an eye on it and if it does grow again then i’ll do it sooner.
    It was even more softer than I initially thought, maybe it’s because I released some of the pressure? not sure.
    As to what the underlaying problem is or what caused it I don’t know but I think you lot are on the right track, I can’t thank you enough /thumbs_up.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:thumbsup:” border=”0″ alt=”thumbs_up.gif” />

    “off topic” Matt, I looked through your list of photo’s required but didn’t see any of mine on there. If you want to use any of the photo’s i post on the forum for the forum feel free to help yourself anyway if you wish /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” />

    #306002

    Malti
    Participant

    did the liquid have a particular nasty smell or just normal?

    #306007

    Richy
    Participant

    QUOTE(Malti @ Jun 1 2008, 01:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    did the liquid have a particular nasty smell or just normal?


    Didn’t notice any smell at all, just clear liquid.
    Still the shrunken size lump today so hopefully what I did yesterday has helped a little but I think I’ll have to do it again

    #306013

    Malti
    Participant

    so as there was no smell, i don’t think any bacteria were present, which would rule out infection. next thing that pops to mind are kidney failure maybe?

    If you do it again, put the liquid in a clear glass, see if there is any smell or colouration…

    #306016

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Great advice Karlos.

    #306022

    Richy
    Participant

    The fish looks and acts perfectly fine apart from the “visual lump”, eating, swimming, finding food etc as normal.
    Malti, I squirted the liquid into a plastic cup, very little liquid to be honest but there was no smell of discolouration.
    This has been my problem from day 1, no signs of distress or anything.
    I’m still doing a daily dose of melafix anyway. I’ll do another syringe tomorrow night to try and rid the rest.
    Thanks once again, much appreciated

    #306026

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE(Matt @ Jun 1 2008, 05:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Great advice Karlos. /blush.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:blush:” border=”0″ alt=”blush.gif” />

    now I’m stuck on what to do….i need some inspiration…and sleep

    #306028

    Richy
    Participant

    QUOTE(Malti @ Jun 2 2008, 12:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    thx I’m just applying my knowledge on different stuff, and adapting it to the situation /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />


    Shut up

    #306031

    Malti
    Participant

    #306039

    Richy
    Participant

    QUOTE(Malti @ Jun 2 2008, 08:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” />

    #306040

    Malti
    Participant

    I’m suspecting kidney trouble. now with other animals they’re given diuretics (to make them pee), and less water intake (both impossible in fish). also protein intake is lessened, to give the kidneys less work, and more chance to catch up – so could you arrange its diet, maybe remove some proteins?

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