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Problem:- Hi i recently noticed my saratoga has got this lump/swollen on the side of his head between his eye and his gills. It's been like this for a couple of weeks, i doesn't seem to effect him he eats and swims around normally but i'm just concerned because it getting larger.

Ph:- 6.5

Ammonia:-0

Nitrate:-5-10

Nitrite:-0

Gh:-4

Kh:-2

Size of tank:- 6x2x2

Temperature °C:-25

Been running for:-12months

Filtration:-Canister/Sump/Internal Filter/Sponge:- 2700lhr canister and an 800lhr canister

Fish in tank:- Saratoga, 3 peacock bass, chocolate pleco.

Plants in Tank:- anubius

Feeding:- What food and How often Hikari bio gold.

Recent Medication Treatments:- salt in tank with water changes.

Last water change:- last friday

Water change every Day/Weekly/Monthly: Weekly 10-20%

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i would dose with melafix for a week , then do a water change adding more salt at the end of the week see how that goes,

how big is the toga? if he or she is big enough you can try dabbing the affected area with iodine and a cotton bud but careful not to put any in eyes or gills!

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