Valentini puffer mouth closed up

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Valentini puffer mouth closed up

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Recently my valentini tooth has grown quite a bit. He was still able to eat but he had a big buck tooth. I also noticed the right side of his mouth looked a bit swollen. Today his mouth is complete covered by what I thought was his tooth but looking closer, seems as tho the swelling has closed around the mouth making it seem shrunken, less white is visible from the tooth?
I’m really worried as he is now not eating and acting strange. Anyone got any ideas what may be happening?
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Re: Valentini puffer mouth closed up

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Can you take a closeup without the flash?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Valentini puffer mouth closed up



i have a similiar problem, my fish have also a lump on lip, i have Xray from the fish, and i did antibiothic to put him better,
it can be an bacterial infection or a tumor, next week i go for biopsy the lump and see results if its cancer or bacterial infection, but i can tell u that the lump is an absses and probably need to be treated with injectable antibiothic, u nedd to go to a veterinary to find what is causing that absses…

if u want to check the topic with xrays and all my problem visit this topic: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37641

hope i was helpfull ;)
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