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Old 24th February 2019   #1
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Unhappy Strange lumps, maybe fungus?

Hey everyone,

Radish has come up with these white lumps on the back of her gills in the last 24hours. Iíve been looking around but it doesnít seem to match any photos that I can find. Temp is 19.5C in tank, parameters are amm 0ppm, nitrite 0ppm and nitrate between 10 and 20 ppm. I noticed this evening that the new configuration of how I have my chiller outlet set up had upset the lotls so Iíve stifled it and now sheís come out of hiding... is this a fungus? Or a stress reaction? The lumps donít seem fluffy or slimy so Iím a little confused.

Your input is appreciated 🤞🏻
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Old 25th February 2019   #2
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It is hard to tell from the photo. Try and poke it (very gently) with a cotton bud and see if it comes off. I would guess fungus since the tank was at 19.5 degrees. Get the chiller down to 18 degrees if you can, 19.5 is just slightly higher than the optimal max.



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