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my betta girl has a lump on her side thats not going away shes had it for a little while it didnt do much at first but now she can hardly swim and i just found this website so please help, I'm scared that its like a tumor or something because at first i thought she was pregnant but its more on her side than underneath her, and i shined my flashlight on her and her scales arent lifted

She's in about 1 1/5 gallon tank that i change every couple days and the water i get is from uncle bills pet store and they told me it was fresh water with stuff that take the chlorine out of it

I've had her a year and 3 months and i really dont wanna lose her but right now it almost seems like shes given up on me

i got some pictures of her in her cup that i put her in when i clean her tank


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I'm sorry you are experiencing this. Is she still eating? Is she able to swim up right and not seem to be loosing the ability to swim at all. There are many different types of tumors, and some don't seem to affect the way a betta swims or feeds. But as the tumor gets larger it does take a toll on their body. There is nothing that I know of that will reduce or get rid of a tumor and unfortunately Nature will take it's course. I had one just last month that this happened to and He had the tumor for only a few months but it didn't seem to affect him until his last week. As I said unfortunately nature will take over and run the course. we can keep them comfortable, Keep their water Pristine and give them resting places near the surface so they don't have to struggle to breath.

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