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Welcome to C-F!

Your pics aren't clear enough for me to hazard a guess whether the fish in the 1st pic has swelling or if it's a breeding tube and I can't see anything specific on the last pic. Are these the clearest pics you can get?

Are both these fish in the same tank? Any other tank mates that may be showing similar symptoms? Are they eating well and pooping normal otherwise?

Can you provide additional details on the tank dimensions, how long it's been set up, frequency and amount of water changes and what you are feeding?
 

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If the fish are eating and pooping just fine, I would just monitor them for the next week.

I agree that it's not a great combination of fish, especially for a 55G tank. I would up the water change to 50% weekly and include substrate siphoning in your maintenance schedule.

Do you change tank water by bucket or are you using a Python type device to add directly from the faucet?
 
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