Hello, I have just discovered a lump on the side of my betta's body last night. Not too sure what it is, I am hoping it is just over-feeding so I am not going to feed him for 48 hours in hopes that the lump will go down.
Any suggestions? I love my betta and would like any help! He looks and is acting very healthy, swimming around his tank as usual.
You can see where it is located in the second picture where there is a light shining on the lump in the middle of his body. Let me know if you need it pointed out or better pics.
Here are the answers to the questions about my tank:
What size is your tank? 2.5g
What temperature is your tank? 79
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Filter
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Mystery snail
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta food pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Top fin betta water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? A lump on the side, middle of his body
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Still acts happy and healthy
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not going to feed for 48 hours
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 2years (had him for one, bought him at petsmart)