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Old 08-12-2010, 11:57 AM   #1 
bluepillow
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Strange growth above mouth

Hello, a few months ago, I moved Gucci, my male crowntail, into a community tank. He was doing very well. This morning I noticed a strange growth above his mouth in between his eyes. It looks a little scaley, and it protrudes from his body. I have no idea what it is, should I separate him from the rest of the fish? Aquarium salt? Here's the questionnaire from the sticky topic:

Housing
What size is your tank?
20 gallons

What temperature is your tank?
76-80 F

Does your tank have a filter?
yes

Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
no, my tank is heavily planted

Is your tank heated?
yes

What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
5 albino corydoras, 9 neon tetras, and one clown pleco

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
two betta pellets, and an occational blood worm

How often do you feed your betta fish?
daily

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
weekly

What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
20%

What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
TetraAqua AquaSafe Conditioner (neutralizes chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals)


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

Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: a bit more than 0ppm, but not 5 ppm
pH:6.4
Hardness: soft
Alkalinity: i don't know

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
strange growth above mouth

How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
it began chasing after tetras, but not nipping at them

When did you start noticing the symptoms?
yesterday

Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
just changed water

Does your fish have any history of being ill?
tail biting

How old is your fish (approximately)?
a few months since i got him, maybe 3 or 4
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:17 PM   #2 
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Some other members on here have experienced growths on their bettas as well. Could you possible post a pic? Everything else about your stats, maintenance, etc. seems fine and shouldn't contribute to growths..
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:16 PM   #3 
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Some other members on here have experienced growths on their bettas as well. Could you possible post a pic? Everything else about your stats, maintenance, etc. seems fine and shouldn't contribute to growths..
Yeah, seems to be common recently...Helios still has one on his head..I e-mailed the seller Interbetta and he won't reply
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