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Old 09-06-2011, 02:02 PM   #1 
andrideaway
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Question bulge on betta fish?, intestines or bladder i assume

he has bulging on each side of him, end of his body, anybody know what this could be and how i can help him? could not having a heater cause this?
Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gal
What temperature is your tank? 70-80 ..varies ( im getting a heater!)
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? not yet buying a heater ASAP!!!
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? betta flakes (forget the brand there in a bag now)
How often do you feed your betta fish? everyday and i fast him one day a week

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? once a week/week and a half
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? most of it but i pour some of his old water in the new
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? betta water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? no

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? none except the bulges
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? nope only he became more fast and active, (because i havent fed him in 2-3 days to try and clean him out)
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2-3 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? just didnt feed him for 2-3 days
Does your fish have any history of being ill? nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? no idea..bought him at pets unlimited a little while ago, hes not a baby
Thanks!
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:09 PM   #2 
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Can you post a pic.....if these lumps/bulge is near the end or tail of the fish one on each side...it is most likely the caudal peduncle and normal...but a pic would really help....look up Betta external anatomy and see if you can find pic of the caudal peduncle if you can't post a pic for us to see...

Also, Welcome to the forum....
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