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Old 05-29-2013, 03:56 PM   #1 
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Exclamation lump on his side

my betta is a white crown tail dragon scale, when i bought him he had a small gray lump on his side and when i look at him from the top view he is S shaped. he stays near the top of the tank and does swim around. i have been treating him with a medicine called "Bettafix" and it doesnt seem to be getting any better. also he wont eat any brine shrimp or blood worms, he only eats 1-2 pellets a day. what could it be?
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:59 PM   #2 
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If you can, maybe take a picture. I did a quick search on it,

http://nippyfish.net/sick-betta/sick...disease-guide/

says that you just need to change the water more often to get rid of bumps. Do you have a filter or heater?
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i attached the pictures, i also have only had him for 3 days the S shape has started to go away now that he has started to eat, but still has nt eaten more then 1-2 pellets. i have offered him more then that but hes not interested.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:07 PM   #4 
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Welcome to the forum. Could you give us some more information? Please answer the questions below. Answer whatever the questions you can, and leave blank anything you don't know.

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
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?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:10 PM   #5 
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Housing
What size is your tank? the current tank he is in is a half gallon
What temperature is your tank? i took the temp 10 minutes ago and it was at 72
Does your tank have a filter? it does not have a filter
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? my fish has a 2 week old baby guppy in with him

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? he eats topfin color enhancing betta pellets, he wont eat blood worms or brine shrimp
How often do you feed your betta fish? i feed him every 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? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? stress coat ans stress zyme

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
i have not done a test yet but i will in a couple days when i go to my work at petsmart.

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? i bought him with the gray lump on his side, he was in the new shipment.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he is very lethargic and stay at the top of his bowl
When did you start noticing the symptoms? one day after purchase
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yes i have been using the fin and skin teatment called "Bettafix"
Does your fish have any history of being ill? unsure
How old is your fish (approximately)? his age is unknown, but from what i can tell form looking up fish ages for betta's on google, he looks to be under a year

i also have a 10 gallon empty fish tank laying around with a filter and heater, should i put him in there until he is better?

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Old 05-29-2013, 09:14 PM   #6 
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I'd say give that other tank a good wash and set up that heater and filter. His water is too cold and bit too small for him and a guppy.
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