Strange Red Bump Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Gracesea, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Gracesea

    Gracesea New Member Member

    My green sword tail has developed this strange bump and I have no idea what it is, I asked a couple people more experienced in the fish hobby if they knew what was wrong and they were clueless. She is swimming fine and shes eating, I don't remember seeing anything wrong with her until today. Any idea whats wrong? the water parameters are Amm: .25 almost 0 (im about to do a water change today) ph: 7

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  2. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Firstly, that is not a swordtail, it's a platy.
    In the first picture, that red blotch, is that the bump you are referring to?

    I would assume that since it's protruding outward, it might be a cyst or internal tumor.
    For tumors, there is nothing you can do but just monitor its behavior.
     
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    Gracesea

    Gracesea New Member Member

    well its actually not a platy, its a female green swordtail but nvm that. I assumed it was a tumor but they don't normally appear like that on fish it looks more like blood trapped under the skin. I asked my local pet store where I bought her from and they said they have never seen anything like it before.
     
  4. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Sorry, I believe that it is a female swordtail.
    You've never seen that red area until now? If so, I would assume it's blood.
     
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    Gracesea

    Gracesea New Member Member

    yeah thats what im assuming i was just wondering why this happened like what could have caused it?
     




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