So I bought some new plants to his tank and found out that some snails were hidden in the plants. I took them all out and the tank is snail free. (except for my Nitrite of course) But something strange started to happen to Anchovy's lip. it started to look like cotton mouth so I treated him with a salt bath and then treating him with Fungus cure. Well the white fungus looked like it went away but he still has a very fat lip. I did a water change today to take away the rest of the meds and he started to FLIP out! like swam like crazy (after the water was settled and I was done with the water change. He is used to this by now) Now it looks like he dented his lip when he thrashed around. can you tell me if this is still Cotton mouth or a cut he just got from the drift wood?
What size is your tank? 3 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 76-78
Does your tank have a filter? Yes a sponge filter
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? None
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Nitrite snail
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega one pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? One in the morning, one at night. Fast on Mondays.
How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week 1-50% water change and 1-50% I have live plants so it might only be once a week now.
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? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
pH: 8.0 to 8.2
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fat lip and white fungus around mouth.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Still acts normal eats normal but he seems a little stressed. Saw stress stripes on him when she flipped out in his tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Sunday 12/1/13
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Aquarium salt bath for a half an hour, than I treated him with Fungus cure. For the rest of the week.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Fin rot (fixed with Fungus cure)
How old is your fish (approximately) have no idea but he is still a young one.
Here are some shots of his fat lip and his fin that had fin rot that I cured: