we got to help Bubba

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    Toolman RESPECT MY AUTHORITAH

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    Bubba my bi-colored blenny looks like he has developed a tumor in his mouth it started off small (thought it was a piece of food) it has almost doubled in size and it now appears another one is developing he is still eating but I assume the out come will not be good I am out of ideas he is the old man of the tank and I hate to loose him any ideas (except what appears to be the obvious) would be a help.
     
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    Find a local vet college that can do a biopsy/removal for a class project?

    Other than just wait and see, I think doing anything yourself would be more detrimental.
     
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    They can be removed as long as they are superficial, but i think it might be pretty difficult to find someone willing to do so. I would do it for you, but Im not on your side of the country.

    I would suggest keep on feeding him and perhaps train him to eat small stuff so that its easy to get into his mouth. Maybe get him eating sushi roe, its small but super nutritious.

    There really isnt a cure for this, but hopefully it can be managed.
     
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    How long has it been growing? If its been pretty rapidly, then maybe its a fungal infection instead?
     
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    about 6 months
     
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