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    Default Lump observed for my golden lollipop :(

    Hi everyone,

    It's been a week I'm observing a lump on my 4 inch golden lollipop. Since then I was observing this fish closely & never noticed it's poop. It stays in the corner most of the time & never active but eats at least some when fed. I have made the water quality test & all were as recommended. I have tested the same with petsmart & the readings were good too.

    Three days back I have moved the fish to my 15G hospital tank with temperature set to 92F added with epsom salt 2 & half table spoons. I'm not feeding anything yet because it's not pooping & I still can notice the lump on its tummy.

    Can someone please suggest me what is it undergoing with & how can I treat?

    Thank you.

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    Last edited by dvsrk; 01-03-2018 at 09:43 PM.

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    Default Re: Lump observed for my golden lollipop :(

    92 degrees is too high, take it back down to 82. also, add salt at a much higher rate, as in one tablespoon per two gallons. so 7.5 tablespoons
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    Default Re: Lump observed for my golden lollipop :(

    its bloat by the way but 2 tablespoons of salt isn't enough to cure bloat
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    Default Re: Lump observed for my golden lollipop :(

    Thanks Jacklyn & may I know how long should I leave the fish with salt added to water?

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    Default Re: Lump observed for my golden lollipop :(

    Just wondering, are epsom salts worthwhile in this situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvsrk View Post
    Thanks Jacklyn & may I know how long should I leave the fish with salt added to water?
    until he passes the blockage and you see him eating and pooping regularly. it should happen pretty quickly
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    Default Re: Lump observed for my golden lollipop :(

    Quote Originally Posted by RogueDiscus View Post
    Just wondering, are epsom salts worthwhile in this situation?
    +1,Yes,that would be the kind of salt to use.IOM

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    Default Re: Lump observed for my golden lollipop :(

    Thank you all for your quick responses.
    By the time I have reached home yesterday to treat the fish as suggested it was dead. I felt very bad that I should have posted this question at least a day before, probably I would have saved it

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