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    Fry
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    koi health

    hi guys my large koi has developed a large growth on its side but i am not sure what it is and how to treat it, i thought they must be someone out there that knows what it is i have attached a photo of the problem.can you please help
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    Looks like a tumor... did you try scraping it off?

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    No I havnt touched it yet without knowing what is was

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    I have seen this sort of thing in the past. I do not know enough to give any advice. In some instances on goldfish, it appeared to be an odd growth of tissue. Unsightly, but the goldfish lived for many years with it. On another occasion, I saw it on a koi and had the impression there had been an injury at the spot. Over time, it simply went away, leaving a discolored scale at the location.

    It would be good if someone more knowledgeable could comment.

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    I can't tell from the photo, need a closer pic. Is it a growth or a break in the skin?

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    thanks for the replies it is a growth i will try and take a closer pic

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