Ok so this was my first Betta. His name was Kracken. I've had him for over two years and really grew attached to him. He was a happy fish and always liked to sit on the side of the bowl to where he could watch me while I worked on the computer. About a week ago, I noticed something growing on the back of his top fin. I wasn't sure what it was but it didn't seem to bother him. His attitude didn't change. I asked around a bit but nobody really knew (I asked at the local pet store I bought him at).
This morning I woke up and found him dead.
I was soooo sad. He was a beautiful fish ): I hadn't owned a betta before and he was my first. Now I'm soooo curious as to what happened to him. He was fine yesterday, then this?! I've been searching online for a while online for anything that could've caused his death. He wasn't stressed from what I noticed.
But then again, this was my first fish. So I'm not an expert. I'm hoping someone on here has heard or seen a fish with mine's condition. I would like some answers. I sadly did no get a picture of his bump.
NOTE:: this is not my fish nor is this my picture. This is just an example of his bowl he was in and what he looked like before the bump.
And this is an example of what the bump looked like only on his top fin. (Again, this isn't my fish, nor is it my pic. I'm just using it as an example to show)
So basically anyone who could give me answers or help me for my future Betta, if I decide to get another, would be greatly appreciated ^_^
What size is your tank? - Store bought glass vase/tank http://d2oqjo3nc0aqra.cloudfront.net...ant/504567.jpg
Does your tank have a filter? - No but i clean it about once or twice every two weeks just so he didn't have to live in filth.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? - I'm not sure what that means.
Is your tank heated? - Air temp.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? - He was an only child :(
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? - Top Fin Betta Bits
How often do you feed your betta fish? - Once every morning
How often do you perform a water change? - Bout once a week
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? - Top Fin Betta Water Conditioner
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? - He grew a huge white growth on his top back fin. It wasn't open. It was just strange.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? - He acted normal. I thought it was a growth at first but then I got to thinking, could it be a tumor?
When did you start noticing the symptoms? - Bout a week before he passed.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? - I cleaned his bowl and monitored him. I fed him in the mornings and made sure that he was active. He was pretty happy from what I noticed.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? - No, thats why I thought it was strange.
How old is your fish (approximately)? - About 2 1/2 years is how long I've had him. I bought him at Pets Mart.