Chromatophoroma in a Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens)
20 Jun 2019
Ciambrone, C., Chen, L. R., Tokarz, D. A., Lewbart, G. A.
An adult male blue Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) presented to the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a cranial mass located dorsal to his right eye. A fine-needle aspiration was performed followed by supportive care. Due to the patient’s small size aggressive treatment was not elected. The mass continued to expand over a course of five months until the patient was found deceased, and a postmortem examination was performed. Histopathology determined the mass to be a chromatophoroma of the iridophoroma or leucophoroma subtypes. This is the first documentation of a chromatophoroma in B splendens.