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Old 11-24-2012, 09:53 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Sick betta

"Old blue" is three years old and seems to have a growth on his dorsal fin. He isnt eating much, isnt very active and stays at the bottom of his bowl :( This is my first betta, please help!
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:33 PM   #2 
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Hey there,

Sorry to hear your beautiful betta is unwell, Growths on the fins don't usually affect the health of the betta unless it grows and reaches the body. I once had a betta that had a rare type of tumor on his anal fin, a good friend of mine who is pretty much a fish vet opperated on him and removed the weird looking tumor that looked like a bunch of grapes, my betta fully recovered and was fine. Does your boy have any other symptoms of illness? I am sorry I could not be of more help, does your camera have a macro setting? if so activate it when you take a pic of your boy because macro is great for showing fine detail, good luck and let me know how he goes
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:50 AM   #3 
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I cant tell from the pics - is it fuzzy?
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #4 
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Not fuzzy. The other side (not pictured) shows just a lump. I will take a better photo and upload tomorrow. Other symptoms include lack of appetite, sluggish and hangs out at the bottom of the bowl. He also struggles to swim - uses the side of the bowl to make his way to the top.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:23 PM   #5 
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Not sure what that is but he may just be showing his age.
if he can;t get to the top easily, you can lower the water level
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:59 AM   #6 
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Here are some close-up photos. He's a little more active this morning but still not eating.
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