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Old 07-06-2011, 01:52 PM   #81 
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I read on another forum about tumors, and you CAN remove them!

You need to knock them out, kind of how clove oil (I believe?) makes them slow and sleepy. Then you prepare a table, and cover it with wet washcloths, then retrieve the fish. You leave the fish on top of the wash cloths, and place a very moist one around him and his gills.

Then you need to get string, like fishing line. You have to tie it around the tumor, at the very base, VERY tight. You may have to do this a few times before it really stays. People that have done this have experienced it falling off once they get in the water, so just monitor it and re-do it whenever needed.

The tumor should fall off within a few days.

If it IS a tumor, you CAN get rid of it before it has devastating effects.. Once the tumor is off, you need to watch the site, and you need VERY clean water to make sure it doesn't get infected, and give loads of TLC.

I don't know if you should get him, I know if I was in your position I would probably wait, but if he's calling to you, it is worth the shot, to me. My female called me and called me, I finally just HAD to get her. Same with my HMPK, he was there over a month, and there was a HM green butterfly there, too. I just looked at them, and the HMPK called me..

Do whatever you think is right, without any guilt if you feel the need to leave him. If you do leave him, be prepared not to step foot in that store for a few weeks, though, because if you go back in and see him in worse shape, you will probably cave, and at that point he will be too far gone to save.

I wish you the best of luck!
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:03 PM   #82 
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I think I'd freak out doing surgery on him! lol!
I spoke to OFL about hima and she says as long he's eating, I could get him if I want, so i think I will. At least a small ray of sunshine for the poor guy, right? She couldn't figure out what the spot was, so once I get him I'll get better pics so she can diagnose it and I can start treating him. I feel relieved now, knowing I'm going to get him :).
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:06 PM   #83 
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yay! I definitely think certain ones will just latch onto your heartstrings and refuse to let go, lol
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:08 PM   #84 
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I know! The little blood suckers XD
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:21 PM   #85 
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Yay, Fighter! A decision! You're finally getting a HM!

laughing, it sounds like removal of the tumor using ligation, or cutting off its blood source. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to try it, especially on such a small fish. Maybe if it was a larger fish like a koi. Even then I'd probably have a vet do it. But the info does give hope that if it is a tumor, something can be done about it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:27 PM   #86 
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The vets I see here are a sorry excuse. I don't think they would do it either..
Yeah, I thought at least he would know what it feels like to stretch his fins and know clean water :) if nothing else.. Yay HM!
My bf said buy him too.. His new theory is at least if he dies in your care, you'll be sad but only for awhile. Whereas if he stays there, you'll feel guilty for a long time! And he's still getting me the birthday fish too! Although that's been negotiated to one fish and the supplies that will come with it. -_-
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:33 PM   #87 
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Yup, your bf has a very good point. When is your birthday?
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:36 PM   #88 
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Yaaay! If I were that HM, I would feel reeeeally lucky/excited right now. Clean water! Food! FREEDOM!!!
Be sure to post pics of him! Oooh... Then you get to name him and all! :D
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:50 PM   #89 
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Yay I get to name him! I didn't even think about that lol! I still have a girl to name too, I've just been calling her beauty queen! Lucky he is but excited I am more XD
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:53 PM   #90 
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So just name her Beauty Queen. You can always call her Beauty or Queenie for short.
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