Sore looking growths on a mature Malawi Cichlid

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19 Dec 2014 23:19 #1 by BenEadir
Hi all,

I've a 500 Litre mature tank (7 years old) with about 30 (mostly) Malawi Cichlids. All has been fine healthwise, the odd death from dominant fish killing weak and/or old fish but recently (last 6 weeks) one fish has started to grow some nasty looking growths on it's nose and it's now at the point where I don't think it's either a gash caused by fighting or a temporary sore of some sort. See the video

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It looks seriously sore to me. Could it be contagious? Should I put the fish out of it's misery?

Any help would be appreciated.

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20 Dec 2014 12:24 #2 by irish-zx10r
Have you a hospital tank i move him just incase its something the others could get.
you get over loosing one but full tank be serious.

Something fishie going on here

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20 Dec 2014 13:21 #3 by BenEadir

Have you a hospital tank i move him just incase its something the others could get.
you get over loosing one but full tank be serious.


Thanks but I don't have a hospital tank or any sort of 2nd tank. I'm a one tank man so it's either leave him in there and see how it goes or put him out of his misery.

Anyone got any idea what the growths are?

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20 Dec 2014 15:14 #4 by alan 64
Any pics I can't view ur video for some reason

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20 Dec 2014 20:58 #5 by irish-zx10r

Any pics I can't view ur video for some reason


+1 on the video cant view it either.
Could you not try offer him for free to someone else.
I would not keep Malawi without a 2nd tank if you have nice fish that gets beating up
the best way to save the fish is a hospital tank they are easy setup and you dont need a big tank for one fish.

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20 Dec 2014 21:25 #6 by BenEadir
Hi Alan,

Here ya go









Hope I haven't put you off some food!!!

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20 Dec 2014 21:42 - 20 Dec 2014 21:43 #7 by BenEadir

Any pics I can't view ur video for some reason


+1 on the video cant view it either.


Hope this helps -
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20 Dec 2014 22:34 #8 by irish-zx10r
I just subbed your channel and shared your video to all my friends hopefully i get back some good news for you.
i also noticed your Comments are disabled for this video on YouTube

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20 Dec 2014 22:38 #9 by BenEadir
Thanks Irish, appreciate the help.

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21 Dec 2014 15:32 #10 by alan 64
Looks like some kind of ulcer have u tried taking him out and giving him a salt bath

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21 Dec 2014 15:36 - 21 Dec 2014 15:37 #11 by alan 64
Just watched the video could that be a tumor of some sort and I'd reckon if it is you might get secondary problems that will affect the others so I'd act now on that I'd either put him in a second tank or get rid
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21 Dec 2014 22:20 #12 by BenEadir

Looks like some kind of ulcer have u tried taking him out and giving him a salt bath


I've no idea what a slat bath is or how to give it!! If it involves having a 2nd tank it won't be happening.

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21 Dec 2014 22:21 - 21 Dec 2014 22:21 #13 by BenEadir

Just watched the video could that be a tumor of some sort and I'd reckon if it is you might get secondary problems that will affect the others so I'd act now on that I'd either put him in a second tank or get rid


OK, time to get rid so.

Thanks for the advice everyone.
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21 Dec 2014 23:03 - 21 Dec 2014 23:04 #14 by irish-zx10r
Better to be safe than sorry keep us posted with videos and photos on how the rest are doing.

Something fishie going on here
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