Posted 26 March 2015 - 02:07 PM
If it is yellow grub (which it does look like, but a close up would help), it will be under the skin and a salt bath won't help. Time will, though they can live in fish for 3 years or so. I don't recall any real treatment for them. They won't spread. They won't kill the fish. You could probably manually remove them with a blade and tweezers. It won't be fun, but might be your best bet other than leaving it be, and it will likely be there most of the fish's life. If it were my fish, I could not stand looking at them, so I would try to remove them even if the stress of the surgery cost the fish it's life. Might try getting an insulin needle and injecting a tiny bit of peroxide into each grub. Probably kill the grub, and the fish would likely slough it off.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 04:29 PM
I've never seen yellow-grub flukes standing up above the skin like that. Another possibility is Lymphocystis (a wart-like virus), especially if it's pearly white.
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