Lump on the side of my swordtail

  1. A

    AHugo Initiate Member

    Yesterday, I did a 25% water change, treated the new water, added aquarium salt.

    According to my last readings:
    Ammonia: 0
    Nitrite: 0
    Nitrate: ???
    PH 8.0

    Today, I looked into the tank, and one of my swordtails has a lump in front of her tail on top of her lateral line. What the heck is it?

    She's swimming about normally and eating well.

    Also, I can't quarantine. The tank I was going to use for quarantine had callamanus worms and I'm currently in the process of cleaning/drying/sterilizing it.

    Here's the lump
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    That shiny spot is where the lump is. It's the same color as the rest of the fish, just catching the light because it's... lumpy.
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  2. v

    velveteentuzhi Member Member

    Possibly cancer? I know certain swordtails are very prone to cancerous lumps....

    How is she acting? Active, swimming, eating well?
     
  3. OP
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    A

    AHugo Initiate Member

    She acting completely normal. Had a good breakfast this morning and now is palling around with the other female swordtail.
     
  4. v

    velveteentuzhi Member Member

    It seems like it might be either lymphocystis or a benign tumor... I would lean towards tumor, since it looks like one lump, not a cluster of lumps. Since you can't quarantine, keep the water clean, fish stress free, and maybe try to boost her immune system?

    Sorry, that's all I've got...
     
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    A

    AHugo Initiate Member

    Thanks. I'll keep an eye on here and hopefully I can get my quarantine tank up and running soon.