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post #1 of 8 Old 02-09-2013, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
Bump in Gourami's side.

Although he's had this for a while, at least a month, and has not seemed to have any problems with it, should I be worried? Also, how do I heal if I can?
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-12-2013, 05:32 PM
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Could you post a photo? I know that clear photos of fish are not easy to get, but it might help someone to ID the issue.

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-13-2013, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
Sorry about that, I thought I had posted pictures. Despite the long wait, he is still alive and just as active, so it doesn't seem to be serious. Still...

anyway, here are the pictures:
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-13-2013, 03:49 PM
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I have no idea what that is, but if this were my fish I would euthanize it. The fish is clearly stressed, from the appearance in the last photo. And some sort of healing without knowing exactly what this is and treating it accordingly, is in my view impossible.

Only yesterday I destroyed an Emperor Tetra who had a similar-looking red lump covering the caudal peduncle. These things can spread, depending.

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-16-2013, 03:24 PM
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I agree.. He looks scrawny and I believe you can see some of it is on his head too..

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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post #6 of 8 Old 04-05-2013, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
I've decided I'll have to put him down some time soon. The bump only gets bigger by the week. Everything I've read on fish maladies that match his condition supports the idea that it's a tumor of some kind and can't be treated. I'd like to try the clove oil and vodka method this time, rather than bashing the head in (seems more respectful) however I'd don't have any vodka laying around. I do have some bourbon, will that work?
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post #7 of 8 Old 04-05-2013, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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I agree.. He looks scrawny and I believe you can see some of it is on his head too..
Tht's just yellow discoloring. He's had that forever.
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-06-2013, 12:29 PM
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My method to destroy a fish is simple, and very fast for the fish. Net it out, and place it in a folded over paper towel. Quickly fold the paper towel over completely around the fish, and give it a hard thump or two with your hand on a table. Fish is dead instantly.

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