Growth on Platy?

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My partner has noticed this morning a strange lump/growth on the side of one of his female platys. She’s still swimming around happily enough and eating, but we’d just like to know what this is and if it’s something that needs treating (as she lives with a number of other fish).

Tank is 120l and heated to 26C. Ammonia and Nitrite are both 0.00 and pH is 6.

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My partner has noticed this morning a strange lump/growth on the side of one of his female platys. She’s still swimming around happily enough and eating, but we’d just like to know what this is and if it’s something that needs treating (as she lives with a number of other fish).

Tank is 120l and heated to 26C. Ammonia and Nitrite are both 0.00 and pH is 6.

Attached are the best photos I could take.
I think it might be an abscess of some sort.. you can always take them into the vet (I am like 95% sure they see fish but I could be wrong haha).
 
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I think it might be an abscess of some sort.. you can always take them into the vet (I am like 95% sure they see fish but I could be wrong haha).
I’m sure I’ve seen people take fish to the vet too, I’d feel so silly though. Poor fish. She still seems happy enough though. We asked at our LFS who advised giving her salt baths.
 

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You should put her in QT in case of a possible contagion.
 

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I’m sure I’ve seen people take fish to the vet too, I’d feel so silly though. Poor fish. She still seems happy enough though. We asked at our LFS who advised giving her salt baths.
Yes you can give her a salt bath but it might be something internal that she is suffering with. I would take her to the vet and have them look at it. They might not be able to do anything or they might make her better.
 

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