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Hi Everyone,

So I have been missing for a while mostly due to my work. Recently I notice one of my black Ranchu has developed a tumor on its back. It is doing well and doesn't seem to bother by it at all. Good appetite, active and his mates don't really bother by it either (no poking/nipping).

The question that I have is what I should do about it? Just leave it as it is? The tumor size is pretty big for its size... thank you all.

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Try copieing the forum on the top, and mind sending us a pic?

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For purposes of trying to understand the complete picture, would you please fill out the info below?


    Test Results for the Following:
  • * Ammonia Level
  • * Nitrite Level
  • * Nitrate level
  • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
  • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    Other Required Info:
  • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
  • * Water temperature?
  • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
  • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
  • * How often do you change the water and how much?
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

  • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank?
  • * Any medications added to the tank?
  • * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.)
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

Also, if you could provide some visuals, and also when the growth was discovered, and any other relevant information, that would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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why do you think its a tumour?

Hi Everyone,

So I have been missing for a while mostly due to my work. Recently I notice one of my black Ranchu has developed a tumor on its back. It is doing well and doesn't seem to bother by it at all. Good appetite, active and his mates don't really bother by it either (no poking/nipping).

The question that I have is what I should do about it? Just leave it as it is? The tumor size is pretty big for its size... thank you all.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

what makes you think its a tumor? has it always been there? how big is "pretty big"?

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    Test Results for the Following:
  • * Ammonia Level = 0
  • * Nitrite Level = 0
  • * Nitrate level = 25
  • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) = 7.6
  • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) = N/A
    Other Required Info:
  • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? = API
  • * Water temperature? = 75
  • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 60 gal, 2 years
  • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? = JBJ EFU 35, Rena XP 3, Aquaclear 50
  • * How often do you change the water and how much? = Once every a week and half - 2 weeks.
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? = a week ago, 75%

  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? = 6
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? = Prime
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often? = Mixture of goldfish connection pellets and Ken's fish krill pellets
  • * Any new fish added to the tank? = No
  • * Any medications added to the tank? = No
  • * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) = No
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No, fish is pretty active and eat normally.

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Sorry, I will try to get a better picture when I come home today but the bump on it's back is what I am referring to.

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wow.. that is a rather large bump he has there. yes, it would be awesome to get some clearer pics of it. if clear pics aren't possible, a close up short vid will suffice.

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why do you think its a tumour?

Hi Everyone,

So I have been missing for a while mostly due to my work. Recently I notice one of my black Ranchu has developed a tumor on its back. It is doing well and doesn't seem to bother by it at all. Good appetite, active and his mates don't really bother by it either (no poking/nipping).

The question that I have is what I should do about it? Just leave it as it is? The tumor size is pretty big for its size... thank you all.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

what makes you think its a tumor? has it always been there? how big is "pretty big"?

I have seen on Youtube where people perform surgery on a Ranchu before and it looks identical except mine is bigger :(.

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See if you can place the little one in a small container with water to cover him. Then take a photo shot. That is quite a bump :o

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Any update?

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Sorry, I have to travel for work for a few days.

Yesterday evening when I return home, I saw some other fishes have nipped on the tumor/bump and you can see bits of flesh thorn out from it :(. He was not moving and doing so well so late yesterday night I decided to euthanize him.

Does anybody know if the tumor contagious to both human and fish? My wife is pregnant at the moment so I am kind of health conscious with this kind of stuffs.

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I'm sorry you had to put your fish down, RIP. The only disease I know of that is transferrable from fish to humans in a pet setting is tuberculosis, this is through blood entry so a cut on a hand in the water touching the fish. Even then you need a compromised immune system to cause it, the numbers are very low and very old so the accuracy of that information I'm not certain.

Seeing as she is pregnant her immune system is boosted so I wouldn't worry too much about it :)

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Thank you for your response, Bodoba! Do you by any chance know if it is contagious to other fish? Before I was able to take all the bits out, I saw a good chunk of it was eaten by other fish.

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From what I know, TB doesn't affect fish, they are just carriers of the TB that affects humans. If you are worried about some type of infection spreading to your other fish I would set up a new D&D thread that link this one to it. I'm uncertain of post mortem precautions in a tank but maybe one of the mods would have a better idea.

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