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Help: Lump on Weather Loach's Head

Posted By: Will Chegwidden <wcheg@hotmail.com>
Date: Saturday, 15 January 2005, at 4:54 p.m.

Hi - help needed -

We have a 40L tank with a number of fish including some golden loaches, kuhli loaches, a pakastani loach and two weather loaches who have grown since we got them a year or two ago to around 7-8 inches long.

The bigger of the two loaches, Mowgli, has developed a quite sizeable lump on his head just posterior to the eye level fairly centrally, over the past 7-10 days. It initially was the same colour as his skin but now appears to have a white head ?perhaps now yellowing a bit. Just prior to we noticing the lump forming we noticed he was more listless than normal and not eating. At first we weren't that bothered as I am sure all weather loach owners know, their behaviour is never anything but unpredictable. However the not eating