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Old 08-13-2012, 09:04 PM   #1 
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White bump beneath the belly

Our lovely male betta fish, Patrick, has developed a bump beneath his belly over 4 day when we were on vacation. Seems like there is no explanation for this anywhere. Anyone has any idea what that could be? Your help is higly appreciated!

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We got him as a present in a cheap Petco 1 gallon aquarium, not filtered, aerated. Water changes about once a week. He has two guppies living with him, they seem to be perfectly fine.

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:29 PM   #2 
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The guppies need to go first of all. A one gallon should only house a betta.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:43 PM   #3 
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About aquarium:
We got him as a present in a cheap Petco 1 gallon aquarium, not filtered, aerated. Water changes about once a week. He has two guppies living with him, they seem to be perfectly fine.

With a one gallon, you should be doing about 1 100% and 1 50% change a week. Also, there shouldn't be anything else in the tank besides the betta. With the small tank and three fish, the ammonia is building upp faster than you think. I believe the minimum for bettas and guppies was around 5+ gallons but someone could correct me if I'm wrong.

As for the bump, I would say fungal, but that's my thought. I'm not very experienced.
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