Help - Pea puffer has red lump

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Lawc
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Help - Pea puffer has red lump

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Hi all,

I recently purchased a school of pea puffers and one of them had a red lump near the throat.

I asked the aquarium I bought it from and they claimed that it was normal and it’s from feeding too much bloodworms.

Can someone please validate or tell me how to treat this issue.
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Re: Help - Pea puffer has red lump

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I have been seeing this on a lot of these specific puffers, icluding several of mine. I have done what's lots of research, ask lots of questions. No one seems to know what's causing it or how to treat it.
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Lawc
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Re: Help - Pea puffer has red lump

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Thanks for the reply.

That is so interesting, with your research do you have any concerns regarding its wellbeing? Do I need to close eye on it?

I’ve avoided feeding them bloodworms cause of this issue thinking it will go down but this has not been the case
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Pufferpunk
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Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Eventually, all mine that had it did die. I do feed blood worms along with the variety of other foods. I am going to check now to see if there are any updates on this condition.
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Re: Help - Pea puffer has red lump

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As in they die early? Or they live out at least a couple of years.

Not sure if I should go back to my seller and ask for an exchange for this one.

Any updates with your ones with the condition?
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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Re: Help - Pea puffer has red lump

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Nobody seems to know what is causing this. Inbreeding? Capture conditions? Who knows…
Mine turned bright red, got larger and larger and eventually I found the fish dead. Happened with several.
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