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BC_MoM
06-02-2007, 12:44 AM
A few days ago, I noticed some kind of growth-looking thing on Livius. I hadn't really noticed it growing before, as I had surgery and my siblings were caring for my fish.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/Aquarius89/Bettas/100_6047.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/Aquarius89/Bettas/100_6075.jpg

I posted on UltimateBettas message board, and someone said it looks like a cancer called Fibropapilloma.. but I can't find any info on it!! :(

Does anyone have any idea if this could be something else and what I could do, or if it IS Fibropapilloma, what can I do?!!? :(

critter crazy
06-02-2007, 01:00 AM
The only thing I can find about Fibropapilloma is that it is common on Sea Turtles. So no help there!:confused:

BC_MoM
06-02-2007, 02:27 AM
Yes, she said it is common in turtles, but also occurs in fish. Ugh, I'm freaking out. Livius is my first Betta, I haven't even had him a year... I love him.... :(:(

Zippy
06-02-2007, 10:08 AM
5) Lip Fibroma (Fibropapilloma) of Angel Fish

Tumor of the mucocutaneous junction of the lip near the midline. Adult fish that are effected have been females.
Tumors begin as small white vesicles that enlarge over several weeks. Tumors are firm, lobulated, and elevate the epidermis. On cut sections the tumors are white with some having cavernous centers filled with clear fluid.
Histologically the tumors consist of dense fibrovascular connective tissue arranged in whorls, streams and bundles and
covered by a thick stratified squamous epithelium.
Cause is unknown; A type "A" Retrovirus has been isolated from affected tissue. Laboratory transmission of the disease
to other fish has not occurred.


^This is all I could find it's on angel fish but it tells a little about it.I couldn't find anything on bettas

Jessika
06-02-2007, 02:15 PM
Maybe he's just going through his teenage phase??

Sorry Jess couldn't help but try to throw a laugh in there somewhere. Whatever it is I hope he'll be fine

mousie
06-02-2007, 02:28 PM
awww I hope he's ok! I'll keep him in my prayers!

boris91
06-02-2007, 03:49 PM
watch out for any other things like that because thats how my goldfishes (zino) started then it turned in to white spots!

i know i didnt help sorry!

Kfamr
06-02-2007, 04:27 PM
Do you have any exotics/aquarium stores near-by? Maybe try either printing the picture or bringing the fish in?

If not, even trying Petsmart/Petco and asking their aquatics associate?

I searched the cancer in bettas and nothing came up. Only for turtles and angelfish.

BC_MoM
06-02-2007, 04:47 PM
Do you have any exotics/aquarium stores near-by? Maybe try either printing the picture or bringing the fish in?

If not, even trying Petsmart/Petco and asking their aquatics associate?

I searched the cancer in bettas and nothing came up. Only for turtles and angelfish.

Thanks, I think I'll take him to a nearby aquarium store on Monday. I sure hope it's not cancer. I just remembered a few weeks ago when I was recovering from my surgery, my Mom told me his plant had become moldy at the top.. so I hope nothing fell in, or that it didn't affect him.

:( Who knew you could get so attached to a fish?


Maybe he's just going through his teenage phase??

Sorry Jess couldn't help but try to throw a laugh in there somewhere. Whatever it is I hope he'll be fine

Don't worry about it, lol.

IRescue452
06-03-2007, 12:42 AM
Well, its definately not mouth rot, but it could be anything from a blister to cancer. There's not much a retail person at a store can tell you. Try a local aquarium society.