Bichir bump near anal fin

Rayfishowner

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Hey y'all,

I noticed today that my 15 inch WC Nigerian lapradei bichir had a weird bump on the right side near its anal fin. Any thoughts on what this is and whether its a cause for concern? Should I treat the tank or keep up water changes and ride it out?

Thanks,
Ray

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Rayfishowner

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kno4te kno4te tlindsey tlindsey Cohazard Cohazard Polyaddict86 Polyaddict86 Any thoughts?
 

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I can’t say for sure, but keep an eye on it. As long as it doesn’t grow, and fish continues to eat and behave normally, wouldn’t worry about it.
 
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Rayfishowner

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I can’t say for sure, but keep an eye on it. As long as it doesn’t grow, and fish continues to eat and behave normally, wouldn’t worry about it.
Okay sounds good. Can it be parasite related? I introduced new bichirs recently and noticed this change. I'll def keep an eye on it.
 

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Okay sounds good. Can it be parasite related? I introduced new bichirs recently and noticed this change. I'll def keep an eye on it.
I don’t know what it is, wouldn’t want to guess at it. If it progresses, might give an idea of what it is.
 
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Not sure either. Just keep an eye on it for now is my opinion.
 
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As long as it’s behaving normally, I wouldn’t worry too much. Could just be a genetic defect, or scar tissue from an old injury.
 
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