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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Ram with growth off of face

Yesterday I noticed there was a large pink bump on my female rams head I treated with melafix and krodons "Rid-Ich" and freshwater salt, as well as a ~30% water change befor medicating



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Looks like fungus too me. Melafix should fix it.
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I moved him to a 10g hospital tank, i have added more salt and melafix, the temp of the hospital tank is 82 ammonia is 0 the NitrAte is 0 and the NitrIte is between .025 and .05 what else would you guys recommend to do?

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It's really hard to see - but it doesn't look at all like ick. I think I would treat with Jungle Fungus Clear. Can you describe the spot a bit more? Does it look like a pimple? Is the fish showing any other signs of illness?
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That is definitely not ich. Also, positive nitrite readings are really bad for fish and will likely speed up the sickness and weakening of the immune system. I suggest large water changes in the tank with a conditioner like Prime that detoxifies ammonia and nitrites until you can get your tank to cycle.

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As far as I have read "Rams" need near perfect water conditions. High temperature, and require very clean, soft water, they have little or zero tolerances for lesser conditions. They also do not generally live for more than 2 years.
Just information I have found about this species. I wanted to place them in a 125 gal. aquarium with my discus, but have been trying to gain more knowledge from those aquarist that have keep them for long periods of time.
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As far as I have read "Rams" need near perfect water conditions. High temperature, and require very clean, soft water, they have little or zero tolerances for lesser conditions. They also do not generally live for more than 2 years.
Just information I have found about this species. I wanted to place them in a 125 gal. aquarium with my discus, but have been trying to gain more knowledge from those aquarist that have keep them for long periods of time.
The GBR I had was a tank. I had neglected my 20g for a while and it didnt seem to mind at all. However my hardness and all that were spot on.


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