What size is your tank? 2.5 gallon, but currently in 1 gallon hospital tank
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetra Betta floating mini Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 4 Pellets 1x a day
How often do you perform a water change? - Either 1x per week 95% or usually 2x per week 85%
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 95% or 85%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
- API Tap water condition, API Aquarium Salt, Betta Fix
Have you tested your water? No
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He developed a huge tumor on his tail - started about 2 weeks ago as very tiny bump and keeps growing. It has caused an awful case of fin rot, which I was first treating with Betta Fix and now am treating with Maracyn I & II. Have ordered Jungle Fungus eliminator. One of his eyes has also turned blue. It never used to be, and it looks slightly more swollen than the other so I was afraid it was popeye.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not much until tonight (Day 3 of Maracyns) -- it almost seems like he is blind. He swims up to the surface when he feels motion and starts almost chomping up at the surface. He is darting up and down in his tank, but not eating any of the food i put in there. It's like he doesn't even see that it is there, but is looking for food.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When they first started developing a few weeks ago. But the tail tumor has gotten awful.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Maracyn I & II, stopped the Betta Fix
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He had fin rot and swim bladder before. Both were treated and he got better. But then he was having issues with fin rot off and on.
How old is your fish (approximately)? He was a full-size male when i got him 1 year ago.
The only thing that changed in his environment was that I moved into the city where the tap water is not so great. But I have been living here for 2 months now. I let the tap water sit out overnight, use a filtration system on it and API tap water purifier.
The tail tumor looks awful and I feel so bad for him. It's also like engulfed it's own case of fin rot - just eating away at the center of his tail. This whole thing happened so quickly :( Have you ever seen anything like it before?