Back in February my friend Tommy and I purchased some fish and had them sent to us from a breeder known to many in the hobby. The fish that we purchased were 4 Argentea, 4 Bifasciatus, 4 Regani, 5 Umbriferum, 4 Zonatum. As soon as we received the fish we noticed a couple small white spots the on 2 Argentea, 1 Bifasiatus, and 2 Umbriferum. We set up a tank to treat the ones affected. Later I noticed a small spots on the other 2 Argentea that had already gone into the 210 gallon tank. Which were later removed and placed into the medicated tank. At first we thought it was velvet/tufts. Which is what we started to treat them for. After 3 or 4 weeks we seen no improvement, and matter of fact a couple seemed to get worse. Products used were API products. On April 3rd we made a stop by Aquarium Center in Clementon NJ. We mentioned it to Dominque and pulled it up on the computer saying that the reason the fish were not getting better was because they did not have velvet/tufts but in fact had Lymphocystis (first time I have ever heard of it). Yesterday I noticed a small spot growing on the dorsal fin of my black belt. Today I removed him from the tank. I just did some research and it seem this can ruin a tank. For those who have encountered this viral disease please offer your experience and what I can do to try and get rid of it. A couple post clearly say it is not treatable.
Now what really has made me mad is the fact after 10 days I called the breeder to get some info about what they may have and never received a call back. About 10-15 calls were made.
150gal- Dovi's; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260
180gal- Managuense; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260; FX5
210gal- Argta,Bifsct,Fnstrtus,Maculcda,Regani,Syns,Zntus; 4 AC P.Filters; 2 AC P.Hds; Eheim 2250,2262; FX5