Is this Fish TB/Mycos?
Hi all, I've been reading about Mycobacterium in fish (which is what Coppermoon was referring to) and now I'm terrified.
My betta has been mostly normal aside from occasional swim fits into the rounded corners of her aquarium. This includes swimming, eating, activity, etc.
For a while now she has what looks like an indentation in her side. It could be a depression or it could be from a curved spine I'm not sure.
She lives in a 4 gallon tank treated by TopFin Betta Water Conditioner and Aquaeon Betta Bowl Plus Water Conditioner. It has a filter and a heater, and sits with the black/opaque filter side facing a window. I haven't moderated aquarium temps before but current water parameters are as follows:
Nitrate: 10-20ppm (it was close between the two)
I never formally cycled it, but the values indicate that it may have cycled itself? Is that possible?
She's been in this tank for about a month now, with one 100% change about a week ago.
Since then I took the four attached pictures. Her head has become increasingly more grey with time and is grey even when she's at her most vibrant. She has perpetual faint stress stripes that developed several weeks ago. Her body has been deformed for nearly two months.
Please help me, I will respond speedily with answers to questions you may have.
Last edited by tunafish239; 09-22-2015 at 12:33 AM.
Reason: Added pictures