So I finally got my new betta to sit still long enough for me to snap a few pics of his tail so I can ask what the lump on one of his rays is. When I first noticed it about a week ago I thought it was some sort of fungus since that ray is a bit shorter than I think it should be, so I've been treating him in aq. salt for close to 5 days now; but while it hasn't gotten any bigger, it also hasn't gotten any smaller either.
Pics (hopefully these are clear enough):
I think it might be lymphocystis, but I'm not sure because its at the very tip of one of his rays, and it doesn't look cauliflower-y.
What size is your tank? 1 gal bowl
What temperature is your tank? 76 f
Does your tank have a filter?No
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?None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?New Life Spectrum every day, with a frozen bloodworm every now and then
How often do you feed your betta fish?1 pellet 4-6x per day
How often do you perform a water change? Every other day
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?SeaChem Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He has a small lump on his tail
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not at all, he's frisky as a fish can be.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I've been adding aq. salt in with his water changes for close to 5 days
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Probably, he came from a Petco.
How old is your fish (approximately)? About 6 months to a year