Strange growth on zebra loach

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Mcgold76
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Strange growth on zebra loach

Post by Mcgold76 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:58 am

My zebra loach is growing a strange lump on both sides of her neck. Started small a couple of months ago and they are getting bigger. Was under skin but now seems to be growing thru. She doesn't act distressed. In fact she is the dominant loach in the school. She also has had the same full stomach ever since I got her 6 mos ago. Both growths are on the same part of neck. Just on opposite sides. New to this forum. Is there away to add a pic ?

Diana
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Re: Strange growth on zebra loach

Post by Diana » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:50 pm

I know that there is, but I do not know how.
I think you have to use an image hosting service.

Google for some images of Lymphocystis. This is a wart-like growth.

Fish can also grow lumps from tumors or similar things. Odd for them to be symmetrical, though.
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