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    I was given this juvenile Dojo Loach from my local Petsmart store. I am trying to get help indentifying what may be wrong with him, problem is no one, so far seems to know. It seems very Rare and only effecting his head the rest of his body looks perfect. He is young and came to me with the deformity so I do not know how long he has been this way.
    The other Dojo siblings do not have anything going on with them and are in all ways normal. I obtained him and his siblings October 30th 2011. But it appears now that the swelling on his right side of his head has increased and his eye is vanishing with only a slight grey dot remains. He is eating and active despite what is going on and I would love help on how to treat possibly ideas as to what this may be. I keep looking on the internet with no information to what this little guy may have. Please Help
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    Sorry to say, but I would not attempt to treat a fish in that condition. It appears to be a severe bacterial or fungal infection. Most likely, deep tissue damage has already occurred. The most humane course of action would be to euthanize it.
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    I've never seen anything like that before. Looks very bad.
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    That looks like a large tumor. You can see the vasculature underneath the skin.
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    Could this be a tumor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lab_Rat
    That looks like a large tumor. You can see the vasculature underneath the skin.
    I have had others suspect that it may be a tumor is there any treatment for something like that?

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    I agree with Lab_Rat, it is a tumor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lab_Rat
    That looks like a large tumor. You can see the vasculature underneath the skin.

    You're probably right Labby. Im looking at the attachments now from my pc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollie526
    I have had others suspect that it may be a tumor is there any treatment for something like that?
    Even if it's a benign tumor (which it most likely is if it is a young fish), the location of it would make surgical resection likely impossible. Is it growing? Does the fish seem distressed? If it's not getting larger and the fish is able to function normally/not distressed, then I'd leave things be. If it's suffering I'd euthanize it.
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    it also appear to me to be a very large tumor. Most likely, it will continue to grow and cause a slow and painful death for the fish. I think euthanasia is the best thing for it, unfortunately. :(

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