Hello, a few months ago, I moved Gucci, my male crowntail, into a community tank. He was doing very well. This morning I noticed a strange growth above his mouth in between his eyes. It looks a little scaley, and it protrudes from his body. I have no idea what it is, should I separate him from the rest of the fish? Aquarium salt? Here's the questionnaire from the sticky topic:
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?
no, my tank is heavily planted
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
5 albino corydoras, 9 neon tetras, and one clown pleco
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
two betta pellets, and an occational blood worm
How often do you feed your betta fish?
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?
TetraAqua AquaSafe Conditioner (neutralizes chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: a bit more than 0ppm, but not 5 ppm
Alkalinity: i don't know
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
strange growth above mouth
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
it began chasing after tetras, but not nipping at them
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
just changed water
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
a few months since i got him, maybe 3 or 4