What size is your tank?
Currently in 1g QT
What temperature is your tank?
About 82 degrees
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
Usually in a split 5g with smaller male
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
ZooMed betta pellets and freeze-dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you perform a water change?
100% daily changes in QT tank
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
AQ Salt and Stress Coat+
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
He has this weird mystery bump on his face, right above his mouth. The scales on this bump are raised, but there are no other raised scales on his body. Also he's looking a bit pale. His stomach does not appear to be swollen.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
He's a little lethargic, but still sits near the top of the tank to get air. His gills seem to extend more than usual when he goes up to breathe.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
The bump appeared about two days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
With AQ salt and Stress Coat+
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
I treated him for popeye about 3-4 weeks ago, and I thought it went away...but now I'm concerned that it may have been an indicator of dropsy
How old is your fish (approximately)?
About 1 year old
Will include pics later