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Old 06-20-2013, 02:00 PM   #1 
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My betta Mr. Whiskers has large lump forming on his left side near his gills. it has gotten larger and larger over the course of the last few days and is now going from the left side to his right side. i am worried and am not sure what to do.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:33 PM   #2 
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Can you post a pic? Please fill in as much information below as you can, this will help us to advise you better.

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:29 PM   #3 
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[quote=shellieca;2364898]Can you post a pic? Please fill in as much information below as you can, this will help us to advise you better.

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallon is the tank size
What temperature is your tank? it runs between 76 and 80
Does your tank have a filter? yes but it stopped working last night.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?yes i have the air stone.
Is your tank heated? yes it is heated
What tank mates does your betta. the betta is housed with a zebra, pleco, and an albino rainbow shark. fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? i do a water change ever 7 days. and i change between 50-75% of the water.

What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

Ammonia: low
Nitrite: low
Nitrate: low
pH: mid/ low
Hardness: none
Alkalinity: moderate

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? there is a lump right behind his left gill and starting to go to the right side as well
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? there has been no change in his behavior.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about 5 days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? i am not sure how to treat for this and no i have not started treatment for it.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No he does not have any record of being ill at all.
How old is your fish? he was very small when i had first bought him and the i got him in january 3rd of this year
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