Male guppy has tumor? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 09-04-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Male guppy has tumor?

Hi all, this is my first post on this site, so I will try to include as much info as I can. I have a 5 gallon tank with 5 male guppies in it and one of my guppies isn't doing so well. He has a bump growing on his stomach and I'm beginning to think the worst. I don't have a kit to test my water params, but I can tell you I use AquaSafe to cleanse the water of chlorine, etc and add aquarium salt each time I add more water. The current water temp is 78F. My sick guppy is in a quarantine tank. Here are two pictures.

The green at the bottom of the tank was my attempt at feeding him shelled cooked peas. He nibbled a bit last night, but hasn't eaten much today. I didn't want to clean up the left over food because I know it stresses him out.

Has anyone ever seen this before on their guppies and what did they do to make it better/make him more comfortable if he did pass? I'm starting to get worried that it will burst open - any advice would be appreciated.

Last edited by TKDgirl2456; 09-04-2012 at 10:27 PM.
TKDgirl2456 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 09-05-2012, 07:27 PM
jaysee's Avatar
Welcome to the forum

It looks bad. If it were my fish I would euthanize it immediately. I think a tumor is the best case scenario. Worst case would be parasites, though I don't know if that's a possibility or not. As far as I know, parasites are not so well defined like that. I'm sorry but I wouldn't even know what direction to point you in to treat this. Maybe someone else will.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
jaysee is offline  

guppy , sick , tumor

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just some All Male Guppy Question guppyromz Livebearers 1 02-11-2012 10:09 AM
Is my male guppy ok alone? Kathuzada Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 02-23-2011 05:28 AM
So...I have one mean male guppy. zerlinafish Livebearers 1 08-26-2008 09:33 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome