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Old 09-06-2012, 08:40 PM   #1 
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Lymphocystis?

I transferred Beau and Brady to my divided 5g today..then I noticed that Beau had this lump on the end of his fin. I looked up possible causes and think it may be Lymphocystis. Can someone help please? I had him in the other tank with Brady for like 4 hours...Should I move him back to his 1g bowl (QT him)? If is it Lymphocystis is there anything I can do?
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:44 PM   #2 
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:05 PM   #3 
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What size is your tank? He was in a 1g until today, so I will post info based on that.
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day 3 pellets am, 2 pm

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Water conditoner (Betta Safe)

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH: 7.6
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Tail looks like it is bunched up, and a white lump on it.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not at all.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? No clue.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:27 PM   #4 
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Its hard to tell by the pic....google Lymphocystis if you haven't already and see if those pics look like what you are seeing...

Since its a virus-it has to run its course and not a lot you can do other than prevent a secondary infection from maintain water quality and good nutrition-As long as the growth doesn't impede on daily living it rarely is fatal.
It can be passed to other fish, however, the other fish usually will have to be immune compromised and/or eat the spores and/or have an open wound-Just make good water changes with vacuum on a regular bases and its best to QT the infected Betta until its resolved-it can take 10 weeks or better for it to run its course....
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Its hard to tell by the pic....google Lymphocystis if you haven't already and see if those pics look like what you are seeing...

Since its a virus-it has to run its course and not a lot you can do other than prevent a secondary infection from maintain water quality and good nutrition-As long as the growth doesn't impede on daily living it rarely is fatal.
It can be passed to other fish, however, the other fish usually will have to be immune compromised and/or eat the spores and/or have an open wound-Just make good water changes with vacuum on a regular bases and its best to QT the infected Betta until its resolved-it can take 10 weeks or better for it to run its course....
Thanks OFL..yeah, I googled it last night, but as you said it's hard to tell exactly what it looks like, he never stops moving! Dang, he has been in the divided tank since yesterday...I'm move him back to his bowl, but I'm wondering after 24 hours if Brady hasn't already been exposed..sigh. The one thing I was worried about with the divided tank.
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Usually isn't an issue until they start sloughing the spores....still a good idea to get him in a tank by himself.....
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Usually isn't an issue until they start sloughing the spores....still a good idea to get him in a tank by himself.....
Thanks..yeah, I already moved him QT...he is not happy to be out of the big tank...I just hope he heals quickly..now, if I can just figure out why Brady's fin is slashed...sigh.
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