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Old 01-21-2013, 08:21 PM   #1 
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Lump on Jade

There's a bit of a bulge on Jade's right side. It's hard to see with the camera, so I drew a quick reference for it.



The lump is the red line


Any ideas what it could be?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #2 
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1) Please fill this out so that we have more information: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233

2) When was the last time Jade pooped? What did it look like? Also, have you noticed any swimming issues?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:28 PM   #3 
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Just pooped 5 minutes ago. Started off normal, now is clearish-white

Housing
What size is your tank? divided 2.5
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? there's a male VT on the other side

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta bites, gammarus, bettamin
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets, once a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 2x 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? dechlorinator, 1 tsp/gal salt

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

Ammonia: (not on our strip)
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH: 7.8 (high)
Hardness: 120 ppm
Alkalinity: 180 ppm

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? she's wider through the belly, and has a bulge by her right pectoral fin
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Hasn't
When did you start noticing the symptoms? this evening
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I'm not treating till I know what's wrong.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? never sick before
How old is your fish (approximately)? we've had her for a year.

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:52 PM   #4 
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I find it hard to tell exactly when a female's bloating o.O Especially bigger ones. It could be liquid build up, and I saw someone else suggest a definite med for it...
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:55 PM   #5 
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Mike thinks the weird poo is pointing to a parasite.

Either or, those are probably the likely culprit. I had to ninja the fiance to keep him from Melafixing! >_<
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:46 PM   #6 
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Then maybe try her in epsom for a day away from mushu? And keep an eye on Mushu...
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:30 PM   #7 
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I'm considering treating him also, just in case.

Better safe than sorry. I'm not sure where it would've come from though, our bettas have NEVER had parasites before!
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:41 PM   #8 
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I dont fully understand how internal parasites always work..but I'd assume a piece of bad food or something.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:52 PM   #9 
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I think I figured it out
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