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Bump on redbreast sunfish

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#1 truecrimson

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:43 PM

Helloe everyone.  I haven't been around much due to life, but I have had my red breast sunfish, Morsel, for a while, thanks to the members of this organization and forum. 


This week he developed a bump on his head.  It appears to have grown over the last few days.  If anyone has any idea what it could be and what I should do about it I would appreciate it.


I do water changes of 50% or greater about weekly.  I introduced some fathead minnows for him to him to enjoy 5/16.  Not sure if they could have given him something, but they never have before.  I haven't pulled out the test kit yet for the water because of the regularity of changes.


I wasn't able to attach pics but I have linked to them below.







#2 truecrimson

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:14 AM

Morsel did not survive the night.

#3 gerald

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:13 AM

I'd guess an internal bacterial infection; may have been slowly destroying organs for a while before the bump appeared.

Gerald Pottern
Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel

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