Originally Posted by MattsBettas
It's definatly not normal, but it looks untreatable to me (better pics would help), I would just keep his water clean and treat him with care as he is old.
thank you for the reply Matt, i did notice another bulge on a friends' betta body but that was an old betta also. thats the main reason why im not too alarmed. the friend's betta passed 2-3 months later.
i'll try to get better pics but that'll be tough. my digital camera doesnt take best high res zoom pics on macro. regular settings arent as good as macro on my camera. it does have an inward dimple in its center.
i just did a 4L wc on the 5g and i'll just hope it doesnt impari his well being too much. Nel (vt) was atleast 8 month old when i got him. prize competition regifted betta from my brother. he got it as a take home gift from his friend's wedding.
i do have to admit that the prospect of rapid aquisition of similarly aged bettas can lead to several passing within a few moths didnt occur to me early on too strongly.
do you have any suggestions as to when i should take him out of the 5g into isolation so he doesnt have a risk of dieing in the 5g? i do know a cycled tank could probablyy handle one floater but id rather have them in a seperate tank to minimise cross contamination/health risks to other occupants.