Lump On Platy Help

  1. J

    Jason9998 New Member Member

    platy has lump on its tail seems fine in its self anything to worry about? Tank 125 litre have 8 plattys 2 bottlenose plecos 8 black skirt tetras and 5 male guppys

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  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Welcome to Fishlore hope you get some responses today
  3. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13 Well Known Member Member

    Hi. Welcome to fishlore!
    My hubby says it looks like either a tumor or a cyst. If it’s a cyst, it will either clear up on its own or eventually drain. If it starts draining, you’ll have to take some steps to prevent infection. First step is keeping your water clean. Always. And don’t overfeed. If it does drain, swab the area with 3% hydrogen peroxide getting as much liquid out as you can.
    Tumor. Nothing you can do. If it gets too big for him to swim, a vet could remove it.
    Now. If it starts getting more lumps all over, jump in and let us know? Keep us posted either way ok?