View Full Version : What is wrong with my clown (pics included)?
01/28/2006, 02:16 PM
I have had a pair of clowns for about 10 years now. They have been through probably over a dozen moves (to and from collage and stuff). I purchased them as a captured pair almost 10 years ago and therefore are very sentimental to me.
Today I noticed a large red mass on the anus of the female. I really can tell what it is and have tried to take some pictures but have not had much luck.Is there hope for her? What should I do?
Picture #1 (http://www.gotfrogs.com/images/1-clown1-28-06.jpg)
Picture #2 (http://www.gotfrogs.com/images/2-clown1-28-06.jpg)
01/28/2006, 02:22 PM
My pygmy angel fish had something similar, but not as raw. I fed a mix of veggies and meaty stuff as I assumed it was something like constipation. The angel spent a lot of time with the cleaner shrimp and after a day or so panic over. I hope you see similar.
01/28/2006, 02:27 PM
could they be eggs?
Luis A M
01/29/2006, 01:08 PM
Sorry to say that it looks like a nasty tumor to me.:(
01/29/2006, 01:19 PM
It does. :( You could try beta glucan -- it's not a "cure" but I have heard anecdotal reports of positive use on tumors, and it won't hurt anything.
01/29/2006, 02:28 PM
01/29/2006, 03:55 PM
I don't think a tumor would grow like that in 1 or 2 day! It really does look like little orange eggs. If it is not eggs something is blocking her digestive trank and things are building up. She is still eating though.
02/10/2006, 12:29 PM
She pulled through! The mass went away and now she only has a small indentation on her anus.
02/10/2006, 09:54 PM
Glad to hear it is gone. That was a nasty looking pic.
05/06/2012, 10:42 AM
Gotfrogs: Did this ever reoccur? I have sailfin tang that has the stringy white poo syptoms associated with internal parasites. After a day or so this, he gets a red bump on his anus (prolapsing?) this comes and goes every month or so, for at least half a year. QT is not option as I would have to dismantle the tank to catch him. Tis tang is about 7 years old an he has had the stringy poo issue for a long time. No other fish in the display has had this issue.
05/06/2012, 11:16 AM
Yes, she did recover but a lost her ~3 years later (had the pair for over 10 years). I still have the male and paired him up with another female. I have had him longer than any other fish (~15 years). I think those were eggs and an infection in the picture and nothing to do with parasites. Here is a picture of some of their babies that I just took with my iPhone.
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