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Old 10-21-2011, 08:34 AM   #1 
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raised scale on body

i just noticed a raised scale on Osiris (copper dt) he does have a deformed spine but the spot is on the top half (leftside when facing me). not nearly 1mm high. his spine is a tad bit worse than the other dt but he has no issues swimming. i got him from an lps a month ago. i dont have a camera nearby atm. i dont suspect a tumour just yet but just how fast can a tumour manifest for betta? hes in a 2.5g water 24c heated, not filtered.

this is not my betta but looks 90% the same

i used paint to mark the area of the raised scale (no photo shop). the mark is
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:43 AM   #2 
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If it is just one raised scale, I wouldn't worry about it. He may have bumped it onto something, the scale may likely fall off, and a new one will grow back on. Just make sure water is clean at all times. Beautiful betta...relax and enjoy!
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:48 AM   #3 
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It's most likely that he injured himself and it's a loose scale. I agree, keep his water clean and keep an eye on it. If more start to raise or he starts to get swollen or bloated then I'd get concerned.
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thank you very much earthworm and silver fang. i'd hate for a tumour to manifest. can you please give me a worst case scenario for timeline if its a tumour?

i found a pic of Osiris lurking around here. this pic was a week or so since i got him. i havent been taking too many pics of my bettas. usually only do it if they bite or any other sickness. he's taken a bit off his bottom caudal but thats nothing compared to Nel and Nelliel's history. Nel is still writing his biting history :(.
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