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Figure 8 Puffer

Postby brayshaw_17 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:35 pm

Hi there,

My figure 8 puffer has developed some kind of lump under his chin (almost like an adams apple), and I'm a bit confused as to what it is :?
Does anyone have any ideas? I can post a picture if need be.

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Re: Figure 8 Puffer

Postby Carylnz » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:27 am

Another lumpy fish? Someone else has a similar problem.
Fish are prone to tumours apparently, due to inbreeding, but not sure if this would be the case in a puffer.
I wonder if it has a blocked gland or something?
Is it affecting its ability to eat or is it swimming or acting differently?
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Re: Figure 8 Puffer

Postby brayshaw_17 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:45 pm

It is acting the same as it always has done and I have had it for 8 months.
The lump has only just recently appeared and is not growing in size.

What are the symptoms of a tumour?

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Re: Figure 8 Puffer

Postby Carylnz » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:42 pm

No "symptoms" just a lump, like humans would get. Symptoms would only occur if the tumour was pressing against something and they would vary depending on where the lump was and what it was affecting (eg if it was more internal it could press on various internal organs, or depending on where it was externally it could affect the fish's ability to swim)
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