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Tumor? Bgk Problem

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  • #306041

    Richy
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    less protein, hmm, Kebab?? /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” /> Some others I gave to an lfs when they kindly held my fish for about 2 month while i moved house.
    I’m not doubting what you say but is the food I feed them a cause on this particular fish? As it had prawns last night i just popped 3 algae pellets in when i was near before which is all it’s getting today

    #306044

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I also suspect kidney problems. Has the lump begun to swell up again Richy? If it is an organ problem bear in mind that this is at least as likely to be a genetic issue as anything such as diet etc. and thus may be untreatable. Does anyone think the dried foods could be causing problems for the fish? I’m undecided but Apteronotids are predatory by nature….

    #306045

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE(Richy @ Jun 2 2008, 09:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    less protein, hmm, Kebab?? /tongue.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:p” border=”0″ alt=”tongue.gif” />

    did you recently change something in the diet? (recently being up to 1 month before the swelling) change = add/remove or even change brands. maybe this particular BGK is having an allergic reaction?

    Do you know someone which works in a lab/pharmacy/vet which can test the fluid/blood of the fish?

    about what food to give i don’t know, I mean I’m ok in offering advice on a betta diet but not on a BGK slim Diet

    #306047

    Richy
    Participant

    foods hasn’t changed so a new food is ruled out.
    I used to know a couple of vets and used to be customers of mine but I’m elsewhere now. There is a couple of vets near me, 1 is 2 doors away so I could atleast call in and ask if they know of any specialists who may know anything about BGK’s if they don’t know themselves, long shot but worth it /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #306049

    Malti
    Participant

    you owe us a beer or two for the advice

    #306055

    Richy
    Participant

    QUOTE(Malti @ Jun 2 2008, 10:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    you owe us a beer or two for the advice /tongue.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:p” border=”0″ alt=”tongue.gif” />

    #306067

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE(Richy @ Jun 3 2008, 12:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I don’t, you haven’t diagnosed the initial sympton or effect yet /tongue.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:p” border=”0″ alt=”tongue.gif” />

    how’s it looking today?

    #306074

    Richy
    Participant

    Looks just the same, didn’t get round to syringing so i’ll do it later this afternoon

    #306077

    Malti
    Participant

    if you can pour it in a clear recipeint and take a pic…

    #306117

    Richy
    Participant

    i havent done it yet as last night i had problems with a 2nd cannistor filter setup on an exsiting tank and poured water on the floor so spend more time mopping up

    #306122

    Malti
    Participant

    what exactly is the melafix? (ingredients..)

    trying to figure out the chemical reaction going on

    #306124

    Richy
    Participant

    is mainly a natural product with tea tree oil in (melaleuca) Melafix

    Both invert safe etc, natural product

    #306141

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Foods with a low protein content that would be good for the knife would be things like Daphnia and veggie-based products or even fresh vegetables.

    #306166

    Richy
    Participant

    veggie stuff was on my mind so I gave her a deforsted pea /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #306189

    Richy
    Participant

    Since I last posted I haven’t dosed any more Melafix, didn’t feed last night either and the swelling has gone down a little bit, enough to be noticable by naked eye. Fed bloodworm about 1 hour ago, yes I know not low proteins but seems fine, in all honesty, i forgot when i was feeding the other tanks /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” />

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