Does my Clown have Lymphocystis?

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    Does my Clown have Lymphocystis? Could also be Epitheliocystis s it is near the gill. If so what do i do to cure it? I've read it can go away on its own after some time, but could not find any specific info on what to do.

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    Anyone got any info?
     
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    It could well by lymphocystis. There are elaborate treatments which I could give you but the simplest it to use 1ml of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide per 40 litres of water in a quarantine tank. This will not affect the biological filter of the QT tank
     
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    Thanks Tony, i will look into that. Where does one find 35% hydrogen peroxide though?
     
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    All chemists will sell it. Some experts are using treatments for herpes with great success. Herpes meaning cold sores but that would mean netting the fish, anaesthetising the fish, cutting away the the bulk of the nodule and applying the treatment to the nodule.
     
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    I think i will give the cold sore treatment a skip :p but will try go the other route, and hopefully he will come right. Do u know if the growth will go away or just stop getting bigger?
     
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    forgot to ask, how long should the treatment be administered for and how long should the fish stay in the QT?
     
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    It will probably go away on it's own but the QT would be for as long as the cyst is there. Add the peroxide once a day. If you can net the fish add dab the cyst with mercurochrome once a day
     
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    Do u think it will go away on its own in the DT? I am just concerned that this will stress the poor little guy out quite a bit. If not then i guess i will have to go through with it.
     
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    Leave him in the DT and if the ncyst starts to grow, QT him
     
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    Well good news, when i got home i noticed my clown's cyst is half the size it was, its like the top bit has broken off.

    Hope thats a good sign, this thing has plagued him since i got him almost 2 months ago, but was very small only now over the past couple of weeks that its gotten bigger.
     
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    That is good. Either the clown is breaking it off by scraping against something or it's receding. Good new either way. Fish usually survive this, it's us the aquarist who are more perturbed by this from an aesthetic point of view
     
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    Good to know. Thanks for all the help Tony! :thumbup:
     
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    Any news on the clown
     
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    Hey Tony, my clown seems to have recovered fully from the cyst. It seems to have disappeared completely over the past few days. Lets hope that its gone for good. :)
     
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    The fish usually shake these things off. I think it bugs us more than the fish. Good to know that your fish is OK
     
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