Hi everyone, hoping to get some advice for one of my fish. So as you can see from the pictures, his face developed these bumps and they seem to be growing. The closest eye also appears to have some popeye going on too. The first picture was taken about a week and a half ago, and while the bumps are bigger now, it gives you an idea of what it looks like from the front and a view of his eye. The second picture is a very close up one I got two days ago, taken with the Super Macro setting, but it doesn't really show his eye and I'm pretty sure the front bump is bigger now. Tonight is his fourth dose of Triple Sulfa and the end of the treatment course, it really doesn't seem to be helping at all and I'm not sure what to do next. Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.
What size is your tank? 3 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78 to 80
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? New Life Spectrum Small Fish Formula
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every day
How often do you perform a water change? Lately it's been about a week and half between changes. I know that's not the generally recommended schedule, I've been trying to space out %100 changes to lessen the stress. I hesitate to do large partials because of the pH difference between water just from the tap and water that has been sitting out. I do turkey baster out poo and extra food often, though.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? %100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? I haven't tested, but I have a test kit so I can if I need to.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His face has bumps that seem to be growing and one eye seems to have popeye. The bumps don't appear fuzzy.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? I really haven't noticed much of any behavior changes. He still has the same appetite. I think he's slowing down with old age so it's kind of hard to tell if he's lethargic or not, to be honest.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I noticed them about a week and a half ago, but since it just looked like a bump and he wasn't acting any different I didn't take immediate action. I certainly regret that now.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Tonight is his fourth dose of Triple Sulfa.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I can't recall him ever being sick before.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him at the end of October in 2013.