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Hi Anna, thank you for responding. i tried to upload a photo of fish, however, not working. Pond is about 100litres or so. Fish in question is about 7 to 8 inches. Looking at photos I took, the white blister does not look infected ie, pusy or weepy. It looks like what our skin looks like if I had a band aid on for a while and took it off. Meaning that the skin had paled whilst under the plaster. Does that make sense? I did not see any other issues with scales or tale. The fish has a bump under skin around the what might be equivalent to a human shaolder blade, but no discolouration. The water I tested was around the nuetral/akaline colour I think from reading the colour about 7.3 from the tesing kit I purchased. Again, I see no signs of distress or the same formations on other fish. Only one other has started to lose orange colour on head to white, but no 'blister' type signs. let me know if I can help in any other way.
Thank you for getting back to me, Amanda. Did you test the water for ammonia and nitrites?Do the white blistered areas look at all like this photo?
We are dealing with quite a time zone difference between where you live and where I do in the central United States, and that will lead to some delays in responding to each other. We can just work around that.
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sorry I do not know how to show you the photos, do not know what I am doing wrong!. Do you actually have an email address I could attach to? The photo you showed me does not really look like what my fish has, however, as an untrained eye, I am unsure!. Apologies. Any suggestions on how to upload to the website? Cheers Amanda
Thank you for trying to send a photo. JustAnswer policy doesn't permit contact between experts and customers off the site, so I can't give you my email. Here's what you can try: Click on REPLY, then at the top of the area where you would type is a tool bar with icons. Click on the little paper clip icon (it's right next to the YouTube icon). Instructions will pop up. On some browsers, this doesn't work. if that happens, you can put your photo on one of the free photo sharing websites, such as www.photobucket.com. Then come back here and paste the link to your picture in a REPLY.Were you able to get ammonia and nitrite results? The pH is fine, and in this situation, it doesn't really matter anyway. Anna
Hi Anna, I appreciate your patience. I have emailed four photos for you to the said address. 3 are of the fish in question and one is the pond without the filter on. In one of the pitures you may be able to see the lump under skin as stated. The rest are mainly of the white mark on fish head. Please let me know if I can assist in any other way.
Hi Anna, the white streaks were reflective, not on fish! Cheers
Hi Anna, thank you again, I forgot to ask about water changing and filter cleans. I perhaps change half or more of water once a fortnight or so (more often when it is hot), would this be to much, even with a water conditioner? Also. should i be mixing up their food a bit? I read that vegetables such as peas were good? What do you think? thanks again
Hi Anna, thank you again for your advise. The fish in question seems to be going OK. The white mark that initially concerned me has almost dissapated, however he has another one close by. This one has seemed to have shunk over the last week or so. I am now looking very closely at all fish, I seem to be more paranoid about any differences now! I have taken your advise and will certainly be in touch if it gets the better of me! Thank you again.