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How many days have you tried the Esha 2000 for? And what dosage?
Is there any chance you can send me a quick picture of this?
Thank you. And have you changed anything in the environment? (recent food change? tank cleaned?)
Perfect. And is he the only one who's developed this? Has it grown much in the past 2 weeks? Or does it go up and down when introducing Esha?
I understand. I believe we need to give it more time. I agree with the second course of Esha and I think if still looking like this at the end of the course, we should culture the ulcer. It's very unlikely it's viral (as others would have it as well), but I do suspect it's more of a complicated wound (probable some opportunistic bacterias took over).
When did you start the second course?
Perfect. Please monitor in the following days (24-48h) and if still no improvement, my next step would be a swab for Culture and Sensitivity. Your vet needs to be confident in handling Goldfish for that. There are stronger things that we can dispense, but I'd be reluctant without a proper microbiologist report of what's growing there.
The closest one to you is in Swindon - Great Western Exotics
They do accept self-referrals so you could just give them a call. Make sure you enquire about the costs, as they are Specialists