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Old 08-30-2008, 10:02 AM   #1 
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My Betta Is fat and white in the front.

My Betta is fat & white. Please help me. Can he have a tumor? Help! :( :( :(
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:07 AM   #2 
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post some pictures. its much easier to tell whats wrong with a fish that way.

are his scales sticking out all pinecone-ish?
does he eat?
does he expel waste?
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:19 PM   #3 
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what is your tank size?
is it heated and filtered?
what is your water chaning schedual?
and can you give us the water parameters?

how is his behavior? does he swim, is he active, does he eat and poop well?
sorry for all the questions but to help us help you, you must give us the right info by answering all our questions
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:45 AM   #4 
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Answer to your questions

My fish tank is about a gallon to a gallon and a half. he is not active. doesnt seem to want to eat as much. change his water and clean his tank about every 7-10 days. dont know about the pooping. and he seems to be staying at the bottom, otherwise when he goes to the top, he makes bubbles.
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:46 AM   #5 
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sorry

im sorry but i do not have any pictures right now. im on my boat until monday afternoon. *semptember 1st.* then i may get some pics. sorry
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:46 PM   #6 
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Hi,

Yep gonna need that other information and of course a pic would be great, although it does sound to me that he does have a tumour, these fish are unfortunetly prone to them, they seem like white balls that just grow bigger, but lets not panic until you give us all the information and the pics,
When you said you clean his tank every 7-10 days, you don't clean it completely do you? because you should only be changing 25% of the water and making sure you clean the filter only when neccessary and in the water you have taken out of his tank for the water change, that way you keep all the good bacteria in the tank, and you keep your fish happy and healthy
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:57 PM   #7 
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1 1/2 gallon tank should be cleaned partially every other day, or two full changes a week. For such small critter they build up a good amount of ammonia very quickly.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:14 PM   #8 
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its ok

its ok guys. when i came home, my fish sushi was dead.
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:03 PM   #9 
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Well 2 things...

1. Why does it seem that everyone names their fish Sushi? Just curious because that's what I named mine too!

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2. I'm sorry for your loss. I love my Sushi like a best friend (at times I think he IS my best friend). I know it's hard to lose a pet. Don't be sad though, while Sushi may never be replaced, a new betta might be just what you need!
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