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  1. Sakura8
    08-23-2012 12:24 AM - permalink
    That's possible. Kind of like how someone who has had a puffy face (due to heart trouble, perhaps) has some saggy skin when they lose that extra puff. But he can see just fine, right? If he can, then we'll just keep an eye on him. Could be an illusion too, that his eyes look abnormally small after his face was so abnormally big for so long.
  2. Sakura8
    08-22-2012 08:51 PM - permalink
    I'd probaby have to see a pic to tell for sure but it sounds like it's a normal process. His eyes don't look like they're popping out, do they?
  3. Sakura8
    08-22-2012 07:27 PM - permalink
    You're welcome. I didn't do much, really. You did all the hard work, changing the water and giving him such great care. :)
  4. Sakura8
    08-22-2012 04:37 PM - permalink
    I guess, if fish tumors are anything like human tumors, it could come back but at this point I'm definitely beginning to wonder if it was a cyst of some sort. He should be able to move soon. :)
  5. Sakura8
    08-22-2012 01:02 AM - permalink
    That is wonderful news! I honestly have no idea what's going on now, diagnosis-wise, but I'm just happy he's getting better. It's so odd though because all of the conditions I can think of that would cause a bloat or lump like that also include lack of appetite, lethargy, trouble breathing, general signs of sickness. Tumors is the only condition I can think of that can cause a lump like that while not affecting the health or behavior. But if it is a tumor, it's certainly the first time I've ever heard of it shrinking on its own. He could be a medical miracle. :)
  6. Sakura8
    08-20-2012 03:00 PM - permalink
    It doesn't hurt him to stay in his small container for a while longer if you are still willing to do the water changes. You're right, don't want him to regress.
  7. Sakura8
    08-19-2012 10:07 PM - permalink
    Fatty liver disease. I couldn't find too much on it in fish but I guess humans get it too. You might PM Oldfishlady and ask her as she knows much more than I do; she has a medical background. Either way, I sure am glad he's doing so much better. :)
  8. Sakura8
    08-19-2012 09:59 PM - permalink
    Sources say it's a condition where the liver becomes enlarged due to too many saturated fats in the foods. Hmm.
  9. Sakura8
    08-19-2012 09:57 PM - permalink
    It could be something called fatty liver disease, that I've heard OFL talk about. I'm not very familiar with this condition so I'll look it up and do a bit of research. Or it could have been one very, very, very bad case of parasites. But I somehow don't think it was parasites because he would have lost condition, gotten skinnier and more lethargic. On the other hand, maybe we just discovered that epsom salt shrinks tumors.
  10. Sakura8
    08-18-2012 11:10 PM - permalink
    Really? Oh that would be wonderful news! If that's the case then it would mean it's not a tumor! I really hope he makes a full recovery. I love to be wrong on those kinds of diagnoses. Thank you for keeping me updated. Please continue to let me know how the little fighter is doing. He's such a survivor. :)

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    Philadelphia, PA
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