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Old 03-20-2010, 12:42 AM   #21 
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im sorry that i doubted you but other than that im happy for you and wish you lots of good luck and i hope he is okay
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:30 PM   #22 
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We have a member here at TFK that did surgery on a goldfish.
is that even possible???
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:49 PM   #23 
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Yes, it is.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:17 PM   #24 
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Smile Still alive!

Hi, just wanted to update you. Thankfully my beta is still alive and is eating again. He is not the same as before (he now has difficulty swimming to the water surface- so I lowered the amount and do daily water changes. To eat I have to bring him to the surface by hand to feed him) but he has a great appetite and is eating daily again. Anyone have any similar situations? Thanks again for all the feedback!
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:44 AM   #25 
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My Betta had something similar

Hey everyone,
Recently, my betta had the same symptoms.
What was different was that on Thursday he was perfectly fine, and on Friday (the very next day) he had a lump on his head and was sluggish. It happened SO FAST I didn't know what it was!
There was a misunderstanding with some sellers and they sent me 4 nerite snails instead of two. I had 5 Nerites in there, and since they have a huge bio load, my tank started cycling again. I added Seachem Clarity that Wednesday to help the water cloudiness. It helped, but added a little bit more that Thursday. I don't know if I was supposed to do it one day after the other. There are no instructions on the bottle....This is not to say that it's Clarity's fault.
I came to the conclusion that it can't be a tumor because it appeared WAY too fast. I figured it was probably a bacterial infection. During cycling, bacteria are blooming, etc.
My Betta is in a 10 gallon tank, with 3 Nerites, 2 Assassins, and 6 Amano's. I feed him Aqueon Betta food once a day in the morning.
Anyway, enough rambling. Here's what I did.
Friday i did 30% water change and added API freshwater aquarium salt.
I also raised my water heater to 85˚. Since then, i did a 25% water change every day. I didn't add aquarium salt each time. Just on Friday and Today.
Here are pictures from Friday when the lump first appeared, and from today (Tuesday). I feel like the pictures don't do it justice. The bump was big and his 'lips' were protruded out like a duck! (haha). He is doing a lot better now! He is more energetic and has his appetite back!
the scales where he had the bump are still roughed up a bit, so I will continue to
do water changes every day, until he is back to normal! :)
I hope this helped! I tried to put the pics up in order. The first ones should be from Friday, the last two from Tuesday. :)
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