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  • Bump under Koi's Belly?

    Hello everyone,

    I'm wondering if anyone here can help me with a problem that has just come up with one of my ghosts - she's a 3 years old female, around 14", in the last couple days has developed a "bump" on her belly. She's always had a great round shape but where her head meets her body, the belly just bumps out and then continues on without any other sign of anything, the rest of the under side is smooth... ideas?
  • #2

    Hello Kerberos . . .

    Please understand that without a good photo we'd just be shooting in the dark and most likely would miss the target.

    Best wishes,
    Don Chandler
    Member: AKCA, ZNA, KoiUSA


    • #3

      Sounds like it might be a tumor. But, can't really say.


      • #4

        Even concise imagery can't compare to a picture. It sounds like it looks like a pigeon breasted koi, which is a conformation thing that appears slowly, not an illness, but without a good clear set of pics, there's no way to say what it is.

        Is the coloring off or is it reddened or yellowed? Are the scales sticking out? How is the fish behaving? Is it eating and swimming like normal? Is it hanging out with the rest of the fish or is it going solitary?

        So many things and not enough input....

        "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and
        paints his own nature into his pictures."
        --Henry Ward Beecher


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