White "growth" on File Fish

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Hi folks!
My File Fish has developed a white "growth" above his mouth. At first, I thought it was a piece of sand or pebble, but he has had it for several days now.
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Cauliflower appearance can be either lymphocystis or Bacterial. This looks like the aftermath of an open wound which has led to a secondary bacteria issue. I would start with a 90 minute bath in a bucket using Ruby Rally Pro followed by antibiotic in a QT tank using Maracyn 2 or Triple Sulfa or similar for at least 7 days.. Do note antibiotics can affect each fish differently. Increase oxygen during treatment of any fish.
 
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Cauliflower appearance can be either lymphocystis or Bacterial. This looks like the aftermath of an open wound which has led to a secondary bacteria issue. I would start with a 90 minute bath in a bucket using Ruby Rally Pro followed by antibiotic in a QT tank using Maracyn 2 or Triple Sulfa or similar for at least 7 days.. Do note antibiotics can affect each fish differently. Increase oxygen during treatment of any fish.
Thanks. In the event that I cannot catch him, is it OK to treat the entire DT?
 

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Thanks. In the event that I cannot catch him, is it OK to treat the entire DT?
I would not as antibiotics can destroy the bacteria in the tank. The only thing I would trust in the DT would be Ruby Rally Pro treating for 10 days
 
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