Possible Tumor on Shubunkin!!!!

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DooSPX

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Our shubunkin looks like it has a tumor on her left side back!! What causes this?? Will it kill her?? Will it affect the other fish?? Is there anything to treat her with??

PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!! :confused::confused::confused: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
 

gustavo85

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I've had a few fish with tumors. Tumors are like cancer in people, won't harm other fish, but will most probably affect some main function of the fish (eating, swimming, weird behavior, etc.) and the fish would die. Every fish with tumor I've had has lasted from 2 weeks (in the worst cases) to around half a year (usually is closer to this number). But if you could post pics we could make sure...
 

DooSPX

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here are a few pics... I know they are not the greatest. but lets just say the bump what not there before.

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She's not swimming erratically, haven't noticed any loss of color or appetite. We don't feed live foods, and haven't introduced any new fish in a long time. Do you really think it could be Neon Tetra Disease?
 

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I think neon tetra disease is unlikely if you've had the fish more than a month or two. It does looks like it might be a tumor to me. If it continues to grow then it will may kill the fish. If it doesn't grow you'll just have a shub with a bump.

Other than the bump the fish looks healthy.
 

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I think neon tetra disease is unlikely if you've had the fish more than a month or two. It does looks like it might be a tumor to me. If it continues to grow then it will may kill the fish. If it doesn't grow you'll just have a shub with a bump.

Other than the bump the fish looks healthy.
thank you V. I really hope it doesnt get any bigger. She swims fine and eats like a pig and even still plays with the other fish. just as she always has since we got her.
 

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Tumors are common in all types of goldfish (for still unknown reasons) but as long as it doesn't grow, burst or cause unusual behavior, call her Lumpy and don't worry about it. :D Hopefully she will be fine.

It's a good sign that there's no redness or scale damage on the bump. Probably a small tumor. You could just say that she has a big brain and call her Smarty Pants.

Please excuse my corny jokes. :D
 

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she is still doing great!! the bump has not gotten any bigger. still eating and looking very healthy!!!
 
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