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Hi,

I haven't posted in a while sorry, I recently purchased two new ryukin a month ago, both were doing fine, however, I've just found a worrying area on each of them. Both have a red sore with what appears to be either a white blister or fungus in the centre. Both fish have identical symptoms, with one sore each at the base of the inside of their tail.

Does anyone know what this is? Should I look to remove the white 'stuff'? I would really appreciate some help please.

Thanks

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Hi, 

I've just caught one of the fish, on closer inspection theres what looks like a little white stick coming out of the white sore? I'm assuming this is a parasite, should I remove the stick?

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You can try to remove it, it could be something like an anchor worm.

 

If you get a picture we could help you ID it and know what treatment to pursue in case the parasite is the type who lays eggs on the host ;)

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Hi,

Thanks for replying! I managed to get one out, it was fairly well stuck, a small worm type parasite the width of a hair, thinking maybe anchor worm or flukes?? There wasn't really anything to get from the other fish, just before I caught the last one it flashed in the tank and some of the fuzzy white that was in the centre fell off. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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In fact, in the second image the small parasite is sticking out

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Hm, that doesn't really look like a parasite to me.  But we can swab it with acriflavine twice a day and see how it responds.  When you press the lump is it soft?  Hard?

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Hi, I found it hard to get a decent picture unfortunately, but I definitely pulled something like a white parasite out of the first one with tweezers, the lumps are both very soft with cotton wool like growth on them?

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I've got some fluke solve, which is wormer as well as fluke treatment, should I try that?

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Hi,

 

Upon looking today, I noticed one of the parasites sticking out of the other of the two fish, I have just pulled it out, could it be anchor worm? It is visible sticking out of the attached picture? Small white parasite like an eyelash, with a 'head' at one end, any more help would be really appreciated?

Thanks

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I don't think it looks like a parasite either.  It looks to me to be a bacterial infection that is oozing, kind of like a pimple.  What is the consistency of the "white parasite" you pulled out?  Was it firm or soft?

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I gave you instructions above - do you have a picture of the parasite on the edge of the tank or a spoon or something?

 

The acriflavine will work for his as I directed above.  It isn't a fluke.  If you absolutely can't find acriflavine, though it is available pretty much worldwide, carefully swabbing with malachite green should also work well.

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You see a thread coming out of a white spot, pull it out, but don't show us a picture of it after removal.  We can't even guess what you have without seeing it.

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Hi,

Sorry to have frustrated you all, I have struggled to get focused photos on the parasites and I haven't been able to post over the weekend.

Sorry also I forgot to acknowledge about the acriflavine, I have not got any, but will attempt to purchase if necessary. 

Since then I have slowly added salt up to a concentration of a gram per litre, (350). The sores on the fish have now eased down to the point where I nearly can not see them.

Yes they were parasites of some kind, I have removed a parasite from each fish, they were extremely delicate and broke when pulled with tweezers. The second one was embedded in the white fungus and when I pulled it out it came away with the fungus attached. I had a good look at it and it looked similar to the images I found on Google of an anchor worm. Again, my attempts at a photo were awful.

After a water change, I noticed one of these 'worms' on the back wall of the tank, I tried to get it with tweezers but it chopped it in half, leading to the halves wriggling into balls and getting sucked up the filter.

Again apologies for frustrating, all help and time is appreciated. The salt appears to have helped the fish and the wounds appear to be well healed, should I still try and buy some acriflavine? 

Thanks again!

 

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WOW the horror you must have gone through and your fish.

If it was me I would get the acriflavine since they can lay eggs and now you might have some parts of the anchor worm in the filter. :( 

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Hi Koko,

Thanks for replying, yes it was quite frustrating, arm fully submerged in the water and not being able to catch a tiny worm! 

I've found and purchased the acriflavine online just now, thanks :thumb:

 

 

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18 hours ago, RyukinFan said:

Hi Koko,

Thanks for replying, yes it was quite frustrating, arm fully submerged in the water and not being able to catch a tiny worm! 

I've found and purchased the acriflavine online just now, thanks :thumb:

 

 

I sure hope we can kill them all the worms of course :teehee 

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