Hi, I really need your betta expertise because I'm really worried for my betta. I just noticed theres a huge bump and after searching online and reading through different diseases, I'm really worried it's dropsy!!! :c
I don'tknow if ive been overfeeding him and maybe thatjust caused it but I really really really would appreciate your help please.
What size is your tank? 16 liters/4.2 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78.8 farenheit
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? not sure
Is your tank ted? no
What tank mates does your betta fish livh? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Alternate freeze dried blodworms and marine fresh sinking pellet (ingredients says it contains shrimps meal, fish meat, ferm meal, yeast, vitamins and minerals)
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day
How often do you perform a water change? every 3 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? varies sometimes 50 sometimes 30 percent
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? - stress coat (api), super fish guard (to dechlorinate etc) and ocean free super natural black water
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
(not sure about these but i bought a water test kit and my reading
NO3 (nitrate) - 20
Nitrite - 0
Ph (fresh) - 7.5
carbonate (KH) - 40
Hardness (gh) - 120
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
What caught my attention really was a bulge below his head - you can view a pic of george harrison here (yes, ive named him after a beatle) - http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=o7t1qf&s=5
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
No noticeable behavior change
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Lately, his tanks been accumulating fungi/algae in the glass. Help with this too?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Nope. I really don't know what to do. I bought aquarium salt but i dont know if i should use it
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
Not that I know of
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I really don't know. I bought him from the petshop last April. Not sure how old he is.