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Old 02-25-2013, 08:20 PM   #1 
1romero
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black growth on bettas mouth

Housing
What size is your tank? 5.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 82 deg f
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? 2 ghost shrimp

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? nls pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day

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? 20 percent
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? apt tap water conditioner

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

Ammonia:0
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:7.6
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? black growth on upper lip
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? currently aquarium salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? ive had him for a month
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:13 PM   #2 
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anybody have any clue where i should start?
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #3 
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From the pic it doesn't look like anything bad. It may just be a color change. Hopefully someone else will come along and give their opinion.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:51 PM   #4 
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its hard to tell from the pic but its a growth on his upper lip. it has grown a little in the past 2 weeks. hes so hard to take a good pic of.
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