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Author Topic: White lumps on top fin and 2 on bottom fin of rainbow  (Read 91 times)

Offline Cornwall

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White lumps on top fin and 2 on bottom fin of rainbow
« on: April 20, 2017, 09:08:28 PM »
Hi everyone I'm Steve from Cornwall I have a very nice rainbow fish who I have had for about 18months and I have noticed that his top fin has white thickening and on his bottom fin he has 2 white large lumps I have inserted a couple of pictures anyway any help in this matter would be feta grateful I don't want yo loose him but if it's contagious then I have to think about the other.
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Cornwall

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    Offline plankton

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    Re: White lumps on top fin and 2 on bottom fin of rainbow
    « Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 09:53:41 AM »
    Have they been bickering? It looks like fungus from damage.
    Pristine water and Pimafix, or something similar, to get rid of the fungus.
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    Re: White lumps on top fin and 2 on bottom fin of rainbow
    « Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 12:48:44 PM »
    Thank plankton I had a feeling it was fungus so I will treat with Pimafix.

    Thanks again

    Cornwall

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    Re: White lumps on top fin and 2 on bottom fin of rainbow
    « Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 07:54:05 PM »
    Hi Steve from Cornwall and welcome  :21:

    Have you made your water harder?
    I understand that Cornwall water is quite soft whilst many Rainbowfish require "hard" water.

    Is that a Boeseman's rainbowfish   (Melanotaenia boesemani)?
    If yes then they require water that is 10dGH+ (15dGH is better).
    If yes then they are also a true "tropical fish" and a tank water temperature of 26C+ (27/28C is better).

    Just a heads up ')
    Stephen (yes another one) lol
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    Re: White lumps on top fin and 2 on bottom fin of rainbow
    « Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 08:33:27 PM »
    I was trying to work out which it was too. Looks more like a parkinsoni, they still like it warm though.