12-21-2006, 02:39 AM
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I know the tumors you speak of, and while the information that Blue requested will help tremendously, I can tell you that there is no "treatment" for this problem. The tumors are ugly, but unless you know how to properly amputate them, I suggest leaving them alone. The fish can live with them, but expect a shortened life span. There are a lot of things that contribute to this problem, and dirty water is one of them, malnutrition is another. I currently have a 6 inch oranda that was orphaned.. stuck in a dirty 37 gallon tank with 4 other goldfish... one of the others, a 5 inch comet. Fed but never cleaned, the person with no knowledge of what they were doing. The fish is now blind in 1 eye and covered in tumors, but so long as I feed him so he can see the food with his good eye, and keep his water clean, he is doing ok. The damage is permanent, and you can expect more turmors to appear, unfortunately. The better the water quality and the kind of food it's getting, the better chance the fish has of living as normal a life as possible. I have seen fish that live for 10 yrs with tumors.
Please post the info Blue asked for, and we'll do what we can to help you sort this out as much as possible.