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Old 01-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #1 
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Strange bump on betta

Housing
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? No

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Just dechlorination solution

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
No not sure
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Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? A strange bump on her side
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not at all
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week a go
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Got her from Petco last March]

I noticed this bump that appeared on her side behind her stomach and the usual bulge females have, its strange in the light it looks hollow or see through, her behavior hasnt changed at all though. She's still eating, pooping, very active, always flaring at my finger. I'm not sure what this bump is or if its harmful. In the pictures I put the divider up in the tank to get her to face to the side where I could get a picture of the bump






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Old 01-04-2013, 09:39 PM   #2 
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She could either be full of eggs, or be constipated. To relieve constipation feed her the inside of a pea (squeeze the outsides out) and fast her for three days.

If she has eggs, you will know, her 'egg-spot' will be more protruding than usual. :)
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:40 PM   #3 
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I would just do that and keep an eye on her for a few days. Move her to a QT bowl or tank if you have it. Watch the colour of her poop too.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:46 PM   #4 
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her poop and everything is normal it's not her stomach that's bloated it's behind her stomach and only on one side
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:02 AM   #5 
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Oh, sorry, I didn't notice that before.

It could be a tumor or internal parasites. You can find information of both of these things online.

Sorry I can't be of much help with that :/
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:05 AM   #6 
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I can't see in those photos. They're all too blurry. Sorry.

But you might try epsom salts at 1 tsp per gallon - 100% magnesium sulfate with no additives per ingredients label. Predissolved and added slowly over an hour. Leave her in them 2 weeks. See if it helps.

Is she a crowntail or is her top fin kinda shredded? Having a hard time seeing with the blurr..
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:08 AM   #7 
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The bump looks like its in a strange spot... Probably not bloat. I would agree that it may be a heater... But then again, maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot as the photos aren't that clear.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:11 PM   #8 
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She is a crowntail, and if it is a tumor, is there anything I can do?
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:14 PM   #9 
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Peas don't really help most of the time. It's too rough for their digestive tract and sometimes it makes it worse.. For tumors there's nothing you can really do. CTs usually look bloated more than other tail types due to their body shape... For now keep her in a QT tank and try to get better pictures.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:48 PM   #10 
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Oops I put heater instead of tumor, lol.
That just doesn't look like bloat to me even though its true that some CTs just look bloated.
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