Lumpy Betta. 911

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by soltarianknight, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    I kind of have an idea already about whats wrong, but i want to be wrong just this once.

    Lyra, my older female betta who I have had for around 2 years or so is showing some pretty bad lumps today. They have been showing up over the past few weeks i want to say. I havn't been monitoring her too much aside from feeding and cleaning.

    What scares me is that she isn't showing any signs of discomfort yet and the lumps are not symmetrical. If anyone has any ideas other then cancer/tumors let me know.
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  2. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Do they come and go? Look kind of like cysts to me. Is she a cup betta?
  3. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Nope, steadily growing. She is my only walmart betta. I jus realized i posted the same pic twice, edited it to show the other one. It is really pink and is forming from under the skin.
  4. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    How rapidly has it been growing?

    If it is a slow grower then probably a tumor. A fast grower means (most likely) a cyst. Neither is good at all. I don't know how to treat them. Cup bettas often get these sorts of things when they get older. I don't know why but it always seems to happen to them. I think it has to do with the inbreeding and such. Sorry I can't be of more help :(.
  5. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Im kinda thinking tumor myself unfortunately. See, this has been going on for a few weeks now(possibly longer) and normally a cyst will surface or blister after just a week or 2.
  6. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Yeah, if it has been around that long then it is probably a tumor. Unfortunately I don't know of any cures or treatments for them.

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