I have looked online and I have been unable to find a picture of goiter.
My fish have a roughly spherical mass that is pretty much peach color. It is
spongy looking and the surface is very coarse - it is not smooth at all.
one mummichog is female and is very large. she appears quite fat and not
wasted at all, like I tend to associate with TB. This fish has had this
growth for 2 or 3 months. The other mummichog is a juvenile. the mass has
only been there a short time and it is barely noticible.
the bluefin killie is male, and is displaying breeding colors. The mass is
also barely noticible. if the large female mummi did not have the mass, I
don't think I would have noticed it on the bluefin killie.
I added 1 tablespoon of iodized salt to the tank the mummi's are in. Contrary
to most of the 'advice' I saw on the web, the fish did not keel over dead.
I plan to do the math and add just plain potassium iodide to make the iodine
levels in the tank similar to those in the ocean. I guess I could just go to
brackish or salt water for the mummi's but that would kill the plants inteh
tank and I'd rather not.
On Tuesday 21 January 2003 07:40 am, Nick Zarlinga wrote:
> Keep a close eye on this. Hopefully not, but your fish may be exhibiting
> symptoms of Mycobacterium of fish TB. Then they're toast.
> Nick Zarlinga
> Aquarium Biologist
> Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
> 216.661.6500 ext 4485
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanfa_at_aquaria.net On Behalf
> Of geoff
> Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 2:42 PM
> To: nanfa_at_aquaria.net
> Subject: Re: NANFA-- do fish get goiters?
> the mummichogs are getting flake, while the bluefin killie eats mostly
> Is this goiter really? I never thought about where fish put their
> thyroids. I was mainly joking with the subject line.
> The mummi's will be easy - add more instant ocean salt to their water. The
> mollies won't mind much either. The bluefin is in a different tank.
> I will also start adding more marine foods to the mix and see what happens.
> Geoff Kimber
> On Monday 20 January 2003 10:38 am, Todd Crail wrote:
> > I wonder if feeding things like Krill and supplementing little pieces of
> > Nori or Dulce (all of which are *heavy* hitters in the Iodine dept) would
> > take care of this issue in a biofixed, ingestion mechanism, rather than
> > an environmental absorption mechanism? I'm sure the I2 salt would
> > help... Just wondered if you could give them a break earlier in the game?
> > What
> > are you feeding them Geoff?
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "unclescott" <unclescott_at_prodigy.net>
> > To: <nanfa_at_aquaria.net>
> > Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 8:35 AM
> > Subject: Re: NANFA-- do fish get goiters?
> > > Try adding some iodized salt. :)
> > > We saw a similar situation with some pupfish. The swelling subsided.
> > >
> > > All the best!
> > >
> > > Scott
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