So Winter my white delta boy had a strange lump on his a nail fin that I should have posted about but didn't... It wasn't causing him pain and he was being more active, he is kind of going blind, usually lethargic, and chews his tail but he is still my baby. So I didn't think anything of it because he was doing good.
Yesterday during feeding I realized it had gotten a lot bigger and seemed to extend into his body. His body a around the base of the lump is whiter and doesn't seem right. I a have a bad feeling about this but he is old and has lived very happily with me. I ge the feeling this might be the end of his life because it doesn't look good. I tried getting pics but they are not great. Yesterday the top was almost what appeared to have blood coming out of it. Part of it now seems to have fallen off.
What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 81* (he likes it a bit warmer and it more active if it is cooler he gets really lethargic)
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? Omega 1 pellets and sometimes a live white worm
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day three or four pellets, he doesn't eat much
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%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? A drop of Prime water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I haven't tested my water
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He has a lump that appears to be spreading
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He today and last night stayed in his decoration only coming out once in a while for air
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A week ago the little lump appeared
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Haven't started
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He is a tail biter, going blind, and lethargic but otherwise has always bee healthy.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1.5 years he was older when. First got him from the pet store.
Please help if you can, I love this fish to bits.