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Old 09-21-2011, 11:53 AM   #11 
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mine gets them when I try to take pictures of him...evil evil camera
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:05 PM   #12 
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Is he acting/looking any different? I just noticed he has a bump by his swim bladder area in the pics... I would definitely keep an eye on that if I were you. Watch for him not eating again, going lethargic, laying on his side, buoyancy problems, etc. It could be something simple as SBD or worse case scenario, tumor. He may not even have a bulge there, but in the last two pics it sure looks like he does =(
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:23 PM   #13 
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It's just the same little bumps (on both sides) that he's always had, as do all my other fish. It might be more prominent now because he's been sick and is a bit thinner.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:22 AM   #14 
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The person above me. (btw, hello up there!) has very sound advice. At one time, Blaze, an old CT I had would show a bulge as you report. It never seemed to harm him.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:01 PM   #15 
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So after weeks of LOTS of TLC, Sparrow's almost completely better! His fins are spreading out again, and he's eating pellets that don't have to be crushed! I put him back in his tank on Friday, and he's really active again!

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Old 10-04-2011, 07:16 PM   #16 
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He's looking good! A little TLC is always a good thing =) I'm happy for you!
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:28 AM   #17 
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the verticle stripes are 'submission' stripes, or 'breeding' stripes. my female, Lulu, gets them whenever she sees me, or whenever she'd see my late female, Caroline. it shows that she doesn't wanna fight, so she's submitting. x: at least, that's what i've heard. your male, in the first photos, clearly wasn't feeling good, so maybe he was telling anyone out there "i don't wanna fight. you win", so he wouldn't get in a scuffle. he looks GREAT in the last few, though! :D
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:36 PM   #18 
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It's just the same little bumps (on both sides) that he's always had, as do all my other fish. It might be more prominent now because he's been sick and is a bit thinner.
This bump is most likely the caudal peduncle a normal part of the anatomy and nothing to worry about...some are more prominent than others for varied reasons.......

Color changes and stripes are a form of communication and camouflage as I posted earlier....doesn't always mean something is wrong per se'
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