Gourami Growth

  1. F

    FW40GALX New Member Member

    Hello members!

    3 days ago I noticed my Gourami had a growth on its side.
    Since then it has gotten absolutely nasty looking, and much larger.
    Best described as a fleshy flower that appears to have broken through the skin.
    Everything else about his/her behaviour is normal.

    Not having much hope this can be treated, so am more interested in what the condition could possibly be.
    Parasite? Infection? Tumor?


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  2. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

  3. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    I'd say it looks more like a tumour grown through the skin. Lymphocystis is more on the skin itself I think (and is more whitish to me).

    Don't think there is much you can do (sorry).
  4. OP

    FW40GALX New Member Member

    Thank you both for your reply.
    A strange twist of events...a day after posting I was very surprised to discover the huge growth was gone!!
    I assume it fell off, but it could not be located in the tank.
    Nearly a week later my gourami only has a faint scar where the growth was (see photo).
    Totally bizarre.
    He/she is a real trooper.

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  5. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    That is really great !!! Congrats !