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Old 05-16-2013, 09:16 PM   #1 
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gill lump?

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 g
What temperature is your tank? 77
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? 4 other girls 2 algea eaters.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice 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? 50% and 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? betta safe, or stress coat

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

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Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? on her left gill right at the very top there is a reddish lump that seems to be distending her gill
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no change
When did you start noticing the symptoms? sundaynight/monday morning at feeding time
Have you started treating your fish? not sure what to do
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no a minor case of ick several months ago
How old is your fish (approximately)?year and a half???
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #2 
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i will post pics as soon as my phone is done charging...
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #3 
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Hmm, some pictures would certainly help :) EDIT: oh, nvm

And why are you doing 100% change on a 10 gallon??
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:22 PM   #4 
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because i can^^ i also have several other tanks and it really is easier to do 100% changes all at once.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:43 PM   #5 
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There is such a thing as a tank being too clean. Doing that much of a water change on a 10 gallon isn't good for your Beneficial Bacteria, especially if you wipe everything down. It also causes stress for your fish which they don't need, assuming you have a 5 girl sorority here. It's best to do two 50% if you really want to but you don't need any more than one 50% a week to keep the tank healthy.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:25 PM   #6 
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Doing a 100% water change won't harm the bacteria colony. There will always be more ammonia for it to eat. even the water change itself likely produces ammonia - many water supplies use chloramine instead f chlorine. chloramine is chlorine and ammonia - more stable than just chlorine. so, water conditioner breaks the bond, and then neutralizes both. The ammonia is converted to ammonium, which is consume by the bacteria. As far a a direct impact on the bacteria colony - there is none. The bacteria adheres to surfaces - it does not live in the water itself.

If 100% means that the fish are removed from the tank for the water change, then I agree that that is unnecessary. I'm a fan of huge water changes - I do 80% on my tanks. I try to leave enough water for the fish to stay wet though

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Right, I understand that, but if things were wiped down and dried out during that time new water came, wouldn't that dry out the bacteria?
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:39 AM   #8 
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Yes, wiping something down will hurt the colony - how thorough will determine how difficult it will be to bounce back. Drying out will in all likelihood kill the bacteria. However, if the filter media has been kept wet, the overall impact should be minimal, provided there is room on the media for the bacteria to grow.

I didn't see that the OP wiped and dried anything though.


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Old 05-17-2013, 09:45 AM   #9 
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That's what I thought, just wanted to make sure :)

I had asked that question but the OP never responded to it, hence I was a bit worried is all.

EDIT: Oh, whoops, I see that I didn't actually ask the question, I just mentioned it in my post >< One of those times where I think it but forget to write it lol. So I guess I'll ask: Do you wipe things down or is there enough time during the water change that things dry out OP?
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:44 PM   #10 
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wiped down but not dried. also my poor little fishys get removed into the vase that is kept in their tank. but that is not rly the issue here.
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