What size is your tank? 20lt
What temperature is your tank? 26 degrees celcius
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 5 x neon tetras and 2 x albino cory
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? hikari betta bio-gold baby pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once daily.
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? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water ager and conditioner.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Hasn't been tested
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Scales are raised, redness around belly and fins, bloated belly.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He hasn't
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 7 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, I put medication that the aquarium told me to put in his tank (not sure what it's called)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He had new tank syndrome about 4 months ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 2 and a half years old.
So Bruce presented with these symptoms around a week ago. He is still swimming around, looking like he's having a good time in there. He's a very active fish. I was told it was a tumor by another aquarium and that he could live with it, however I decided to get another opinion today. I am hoping this medication will work...but going off other threads and by what the guy at the aquarium stated, it is not looking good.
Is there any advice anyone can give me from here. Anything else I can do now?
Here is Bruce today.