Lump on betta Help

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Dolphini, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. DolphiniValued MemberMember

    So a lump has gradually been growing on the right side of Mr. Bleu, my betta. It's behind his eye, just above his little swimming fins. He seems to be acting normal (ie. eats like a pig, builds bubble nests) and aside from the fin rot I've battled on and off, is fine. He is quite old though, at least 2 years now and I'm afraid the lump might be cancer. What are your opinions of this?

  2. Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    Looks like a tumor to me sorry :(
    I've got a girl with one right now and they don't seem to do as well but they can live for a long time with them without too many problems depending on the location.
  3. DolphiniValued MemberMember

    Ah ok, that's what I suspected. I'll just have to see how he does and spoil him with bloodworms. Thanks! -hugs-
  4. FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

    I'm sorry Dolphini but it does look like a tumor. I hope things go as well as they can.
  5. cajunfibercoWell Known MemberMember

    What a beautiful old guy! I'm sorry about the tumor :( You know you gave him the best life he could have though!
  6. DolphiniValued MemberMember

    Thank you so much guys! Hopefully Bleu keeps chugging along for a long while. In the meantime I'll give him a treat from you guys. ;)
  7. TigerfishyWell Known MemberMember

    Aw, please do! I'm sorry to hear this but he has done well, just keep him comfortable as you always have, he will be grateful.
  8. StatholNew MemberMember

    Do bettas ever get cysts? I don't know how you'd tell the difference between a cyst and a tumor short of doing a puncture, which is definitely not something I would feel comfortable doing.