So I came home today to find a fleshy, ragged lump on Gibb's chin. He was going through a salt treatment for potential external parasites.
What size is your tank? -2.5 gallons, currently kept in a betta cup for treatment
What temperature is your tank? -80
Does your tank have a filter? -No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? -Yes
Is your tank heated? -Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? -1 ghost shrimp, but they are separated atm.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? -Omega One pellets, freeze dried blood worms, and mosquito larvae when theyre in season
How often do you feed your betta fish? -4 pellets a day, but I've been fasting him for 2 days so far.
How often do you perform a water change? -2.5 gal: 50-75% a week bc it's a NPT. Betta cup: 100% a day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? -See above
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? -Stress Coat. He's in 1.5 tsp NaCl/gal concentration atm.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? -Nice fleshy lump that reminds me of a partially popped pink pimple. No visible pus however
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? -Ever since his fins overgrew last year, Gibbs settled with lazing around near the top of the tank. Now he just seems anchored to one spot.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? -10 minutes ago (I was at school)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? -AQ salt and double dose stress coat is all ive been doing.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? -He had aggressive fin rot one year ago. His fins never grew back evenly and he went through a phase of severe tail biting after I floated him in a bowl after his heater died a month ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? At least a year, I got him March 2012