I am wondering if there is anything else I can be doing for treatment. Are raised scales with popeye normal? What could that indicate? I feel really bad because when he developed one small bump I decided just to watch it because my betta didn't have any other changes. Then, after two weeks I go for 3 days and then he goes down hill! He has another betta as a tank mate (divided of course) and I noticed today that he has a small bump growing by his left eye.
What size is your tank? 10 gallon usually but after I saw how deformed my betta had become I transferred him to a 2.5 gallon for treatment.
What temperature is your tank? 76 F.
Does your tank have a filter? the 10 gallon did but the 2.5's do not.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Not other than what the filter creates.
Is your tank heated? Yes both the 10 and the 2.5's.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Another male betta in a divided tank. No tank mate in the 2.5.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Alternate between frozen blood worms and betta flakes.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every day but depends on belly size.
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Dechlorinator.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No I have not.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Developed lmultiple head bumps and popeye with raised scales only on the head.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Behavior has not changed. He is still active per his normal and has a good appetite! His eye looks uncomfortable though!!!
When did you start noticing the symptoms? The first bump was about two weeks ago but it didn't grow in two weeks until I went on vacation for 3 days. When I came back he had multiple bumps, popeye, and raised scales.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I moved him to a 2.5 heated tank. I started lifegard all-in-one treatment. I am planning on doing daily water changes as well for both fish.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure I bought him from a pet store but he was pretty small. I have had him ~4 months.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!