Q. My cichlid has huge bump growing out of his nostril. He has had it for about 4 months. I have treated with antibiotics no luck. No loss of appetite.
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS
A. I have to admit that I am not very experience with cichlids but I think the differentials in this case (considering the previous antibiotic treatment) are :
- Lymphocystis and epitheliocystis : to get more information about the disease have a look at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa181
- fungal and parasite infection
Unfortunately if the lump will grow from the nose inside the mouth could lead to inappetence.
I hope my answer was helpful!