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Old 02-25-2012, 09:34 PM   #1 
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Question tumor...

how long can a betta live with a tumor? Jericho has what looks like a growth under his scales and it looks like it might be bigger than before....kinda sticking out more. And it's hard to take a pic of it. Every time I try to get a pic of it or try to get a closer look, he shows me his other side....
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:59 AM   #2 
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It can vary with the growth, location and type of tumor- as well as the Bettas overall health and immune response....
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:09 AM   #3 
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My Beloved HMPK boy had one for about....7-8 months before he passed on, and it was right on his gill plate. However, it depends on how quickly it grows. :{
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:56 PM   #4 
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Thank you for responding that helps!! I've noticed it for a couple months now. It is on his left side, towards the top, by his tail fin.
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Are you sure you are not seeing the caudal peduncle a normal part of the anatomy...some can protrude more on some Bettas than others....

Post a pic...both a side view and from above....
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Are you sure you are not seeing the caudal peduncle a normal part of the anatomy...some can protrude more on some Bettas than others....

Post a pic...both a side view and from above....
I will try....he's not very photogenic anymore... had bad case of fin rot last year....he still eats like a little piggy and loves attention.I have even recently bought stress coat to see if it will help his fins...trying my best to take care of my boys. Have a water test kit at the post office, but due to work schedule and post office hours, I won't be able to get it from there until Tuesday.
The "tumor" showed up a couple months ago and has been something that I keep checking on.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #7 
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Are you sure you are not seeing the caudal peduncle a normal part of the anatomy...some can protrude more on some Bettas than others....

Post a pic...both a side view and from above....
Couldn't get a top view, yet. Will try later. Here is a couple side pics:
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That does look more like either a tumor or a parasite.....
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That does look more like either a tumor or a parasite.....
Any ways to treat it?
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:02 AM   #10 
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The tumor no treatment...I would watch the area for now....he is otherwise acting and eating like himself...correct....
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