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cajunmomof4 03-26-2008 07:48 PM

Skirted tetra with odd shaped bump
 
I suppose this is not an emergency, but tonight I noticed one of my skirted tetras has an odd shape. It seems to be sudden, unless i just didn't notice it, but that is doubtful. I observe them very closely several times a day. I tried a pic but this is the best I can do/ I did a quick dip and my water is all withing normal ranges so i did not do the drops. No ammonia is present, all fishies including the tetra seem to be acting normally.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/5916_bump_1.jpg

Is it maybe pregnant? I've never had any luck with tetra breeding before....

Dtld9 03-27-2008 12:06 AM

I know there is a tetra disease that I BELIEVE causes swelling, there is no cure for this. I would suggest moving him to a quarantine tank for the time being so your other fish don't get sick. I have no experience with either preggo or tetra disease so don't take what I've said to heart, just a possibility

cajunmomof4 03-27-2008 02:04 PM

THANK YOU. I put her into my QT and will watch her. I'm not sure what going on so I guess time will tell.

cajunmomof4 04-02-2008 02:54 PM

I went ahead and put this tetra back in the community tank. There is no change.

okiemavis 04-02-2008 06:13 PM

It looks like it might be a tumor, although I could be wrong. While they can be fatal to the fish, at least they aren't contagious.[/i]


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