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Old 05-12-2015, 11:18 PM   #1 
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Unhappy My little guy has a tumor😔

Hey guys, so I'm convinced my poor guy has a tumor. He's acting normal for the most part, but I'm still pretty worried.

He's in a heated 10 gallon, filtered tank.
The tank is right around 82 degrees.
He's got a water circulation pump and an air stone.
He lives with a couple tetras and 2 rasboras.

He eats once a day, fasting every Saturday.

I change their water twice a month, however adding a gallon of new water once a week. When I do change the water it's a 25% change the first time and a 50% change the next.

When I bought him he had a small lump on his side, the past couple weeks it's almost tripled in size.
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Now there's another lump forming on the opposite side as well..

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Old 05-12-2015, 11:36 PM   #2 
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Can you get a better picture of the lump, close up? And maybe a picture facing down over the top of him?
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:28 AM   #3 
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Hey guys, so I'm convinced my poor guy has a tumor. He's acting normal for the most part, but I'm still pretty worried.

He's in a heated 10 gallon, filtered tank.
The tank is right around 82 degrees.
He's got a water circulation pump and an air stone.
He lives with a couple tetras and 2 rasboras.

He eats once a day, fasting every Saturday.

I change their water twice a month, however adding a gallon of new water once a week. When I do change the water it's a 25% change the first time and a 50% change the next.

When I bought him he had a small lump on his side, the past couple weeks it's almost tripled in size.
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Now there's another lump forming on the opposite side as well..
Bree3bree - I can relate! Same thing is happening with my little guy too - luckily, you're little guy is eating; mine isn't. I'm sorry I can't be of any help, but maybe someone in this community can help us both? You can look at my posts here: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=556490 - maybe there are commonalities/similarities?

I've done some research on my own about betta tumors - some of the information I've found said that it is treatable, but some information says that it's not and it's genetics; I'm not sure what to believe honestly. Let's hope for the best with our boys <3
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:24 AM   #4 
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aww I'm sorry i also have a beta with a tumor, i have known bettas with tumours to live long and happy lives regardless. could it be parasites?
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:01 AM   #5 
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I'm not sure if it's parasites.... could parasites cause tumors? Ive never had a betta with a tumor before.... I do hope our betta's are the the ones that beat the odds and live long happy lives!
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