Urgent help needed Blue face Cardinalfish

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  1. JDgr8

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    Hi Guys

    I've been away from home for 2 weeks on an unexpected business trip and when I got home this morning, noticed that one of my Blue face Cardinals (I have four of them), seemed to have a part of its tail fin missing. He was swimming with the others and according to the missus, his tail fin has been deteriorating over the last week. He was still feeding properly. On closer inspection, I saw that the back fin seems to be starting with the same deterioration.

    I also noticed that there was a white "lump" where the tail fin meets the body, as well as behind the gills, at the bottom.

    None of the other fish seem to be affected / infected.

    Not sure if this is a disease? Does not look like whitespot, as these "lumps" are not spots. Is there anything I can give this fella?
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    @Achilies should be better able to offer some input but it sounds like "lumph" to me...

    "The Lymphocystis virus causes small white swellings on fins and bodies of infected fish"

    and the link on it if im correct:
    Lymphocystis
     
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  4. Moolis Moolman

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    Good quality picture please
     
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    Hi Leslie, thanks for the link and update. On my way to LFS to see what else I can do. Will try to post a pic tonight when I get home!
     
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    good luck...
     
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    I can"t get the images uploaded... it"s a MISSION!!! I have reduced the photo sizes down to below 200K and it still won't upload!

    Any case, trying some ekto marin universal treatment and hoping for the best!
     
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    use photobucket
     
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    [​IMG]

    OK here goes.... the pics as promised[​IMG]
     
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