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Big male venustus sick

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Hi,

Ive got a 20cm male venustus that is not the best.

He has a large lump on his side and it seems to be boyant as its making him float. I have him in a little box inside the tank at the moment to keep other fish away.

I have tried melafix, and Epson salts yesterday as I thought it may have been worms but I think it could be a tumor or something its very large.

Any ideas of treatment or will I have to put down my 5 year old fish :(

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If you can get your hands on some Metronidazole ( someone on some Forum was selling some tablets) and either inject( Syringe) it into his mouth or put a coat on his ulcer or sore it may help......I had similar problem with a festae...........he had a huge hole in his side about 6 weeks ago.....now he is proud father of about 300 fry! Melafix helps keep bacteria off the sore....but wont get rid of it..

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you can get Metronidazole from chemist just ask for thrush medicine(flagly) tell chemist its for your fish hole in the head or sunken belly disease and he gives your a dose very cheap.. do what rols said or dilute the medicine in food and feed him if he is still eating....

use warm water and the tablet breaks down faster

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I asked today and the chemist said I need a script,

any ideas?

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where abouts in Wollongong are you? I could spare some Metro if you are interested......

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Im from the West Wollongong area.

It would be great if you could spare some :), he still hanging in there

Edited by youngy_11

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I can bring some to work tomorrow - I work in Atchison Street Wolllongong if you can arrange to pick it up

Let me know

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So far 2 different chemist have supplied to me just try another one ...

you need to give them a sob story...

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Sorry Finn I haven't had a chance to get on the forums. Will you be back in the gong on Monday, if so it would be great if I could grab some of those tablets off you. I will try a couple of chemists today.

Could you PM me your mobile number so I can call.

Thanks Ryan

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