Hello, y'all! I'm a first timer with my "elephant ear" Betta, Babar. I just purchased him from a local pet store on Friday, so I've had him less than a week.
The first day I brought him home in a bag, I noticed a white bump on his top fin. I thought it was possibly a birth defect and didn't give it much thought. I keep Babar at work and so I look at him a lot. The bump seems to be growing, or maybe I'm just noticing it even more because I'm constantly looking at him (he's active and beautiful).
I've posted some pictures and I'm also answering the conditions of his tank where I purchased him in red
as well as his tank in my cubicle.
Any help y'all can offer would be awesome. I've already googled stuff and I'm not really finding any answers.
Description of Bump: appears to be solid white, not cotton-like, cannot tell if it is cauliflower-like, about the size of a grain of rice, if rolled up into a ball.
What size is your tank? 10 gallon tank
/ 1 gallon tank
What temperature is your tank? no idea
/ 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
/ yes, charcoal
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?yes
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? no other fish
/ no other fish
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?no idea
How often do you feed your betta fish?no idea
/once a day
How often do you perform a water change?no idea
/too soon, will perform once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?no idea
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?no idea
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? pre-existing condition, maybe's it's bigger
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he's very active, no darting or itching himself
When did you start noticing the symptoms? immediately upon purchase
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no idea
How old is your fish (approximately)? no idea