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Help another lumpy dojo!!!

Posted By: Elf <lin@totalchange.com>
Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2001, at 5:38 p.m.

Please help!! I came home from work today to find one of my weather loaches has developed what looks like a large blister on her right side. It is located just below her dorsal fin and extends round to her belly, is about an inch in length and roughly oval / rectangular in shape. The skin appears to be translucent, and her markings are visible through the affected area. The scales look like they are sticking out over the swollen part. There appears to be a slight bulge in the same area on the left side, but the skin looks normal. There is no heater in the tank and the temperature is about 72 degrees. She is still eating and behaving as normal with no scratching. The other weather loach and 2 shubunkins in the tank seem fine. Nitr