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08 Feb 2017 10:53 #1 by JohnH (John)
I'm just looking for advice about German blue rams if you could help it would be greatly appreciated, introduced a pair to my tank a week ago and the male had a white lump over his eye which I thought was an ulcer treated my tank with meds but a new lump has appeared, have no idea what it is my water quality is all fine from test kit readings at a dead end and don't want to lose the fish,
Thanks any advice welcome.

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08 Feb 2017 11:01 #2 by JohnH (John)
In the meantime - for what it's worth - I'll just quickly add that whenever I have seen this symptom, particularly in Rams from the Far East, it always has (for me, at least) been a prelude to the loss of that fish.
Rams are especially vulnerable fish which seem very susceptible to this unfortunate situation.
I would suggest - drastic as it might sound - you take the afflicted fish and its partner back to the shop you bought them from and request a refund.

It seems to start as a little white pimple (for want of a better description) which both grows and multiplies and eventually seems to work its way into the fish's central nervous system and eventually the fish dies. As I say, this has been my experience down the years, maybe others here will have a more up-to-date answer and solution.

Sorry to be the bearer of such potentially bad tidings.

John

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08 Feb 2017 11:46 - 08 Feb 2017 11:46 #3 by alan 64 (alan)
i have had this myself on occasion and have cleared it up with esha 2000 but it always returns and eventualy the fish dies
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11 Feb 2017 09:59 #4 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
This is a problem with rams I've never been able to cure completely and as John says, is normally a precursor to loss of life!
I think i have tried nearly all available Meds at this stage, but none have ever given more than a couple of weeks reprieve

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