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Old 08-19-2011, 09:24 PM   #1 
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Strange growth on fin, please help ID this

We noticed this strange white growth on Polo's ventral fin this evening while feeding him. This is pretty new, never noticed it before till this evening. As you can see by the pics it is like a ball-like growth. You can see it from both sides. It has grown pretty fast whatever it is because I do not recall seeing it over the last few days and I feed him so I would have spotted something that big. Any ideas??









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Old 08-20-2011, 09:47 AM   #2 
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I think this could be the fungus problem i am having with my Betta. Pls see my post and profile pic.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:48 PM   #3 
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Looks to me like fungus, but could be wrong.
Signs of body fungus include white or gray-colored, cotton-like balls on the fin and body. Signs of fin fungus include stringy gray tufts or fuzzy material, which attacks the fins. Bettas with fin fungus will be lethargic. The fins may disintegrate and reduce the betta's ability to swim. The betta may also lose its appetite. Treatment options typically include formulas that contain methylene blue, such as Jungle Fungus Guard, Mardel Maroxy and Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Fungus Cure. Aquarium salt also aids in healing the fungus, 1tsp/gal.

Good luck to you, hope he gets better.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:49 PM   #4 
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I can't really tell much by the pic.....but look up Lymphocystis and see if it fits what you are seeing on your Betta...also fill out the sticky at the top of the disease/emergency section and post so we have more information.....
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:50 PM   #5 
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^ ^ What she said lol
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:13 PM   #6 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 5 g
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? Y
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Y
Is your tank heated? Y
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Snails

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Atisons Betta Pro pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x daily

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? monthly with top offs as needed
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime

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

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 10
pH: 8
Hardness: dk
Alkalinity: dk

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? growth on fin
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no change
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about a month ago started noticing the white spot
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? he had hole in the head when we first got him and treated that
How old is your fish (approximately)? had him since December but I think he was at least a year old when we got him
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