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Hello,
Any help on how to treat this condition or what might might be its cause would be appreciated! I’ve had this betta fish for about a year now. Here are the conditions:
Plant Water Liquid Green Light


Housing:
How many gallons is your tank?
5 gallons
Does it have a filter?
yes
Does it have a heater?
yes
What temperature is your tank?
24-25 degrees Celcius
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
no
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?
none

Food:

What food brand do you use?
Hikari - Betta bio-gold
Do you feed flakes or pellets?
pellets
Freeze-dried?
occassionally freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?
Twice a day - about 5-6 pellets each time

Maintenance:
Before
your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?
weekly water change of about 20%
What is the source of your water?
tap with water conditioner
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
vacuum
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner?
Top Fin conditioner - Nutra Finn Cycle

Water Parameters:

I don’t know these

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? 5 days ago
How has your Betta’s appearance changed?
White patch on back finn, some clamping
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?
eating just fine, no noticeable changes
Is your Betta still eating?
yes
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how?
Using Melafix now for 3 days
Does your Betta have any history of being ill?
no
How long have you owned your Betta?
almost one year
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased?
no
 

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Could you test your water for amonia nitrites and nitrates in your lfs? Bad water quality is probably the issue...
 

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Nope. You'd just kill the benefiticsl bacteria in the filter, and you would need to cycle the tank again (if it's cycled). Daily 50/100 water changes could help, though. Prime would also help. IF the tank is not cycled. But we can't know that, without the water parameters...
 

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Nope. You'd just kill the benefiticsl bacteria in the filter, and you would need to cycle the tank again (if it's cycled). Daily 50/100 water changes could help, though. Prime would also help. IF the tank is not cycled. But we can't know that, without the water parameters...
So, I did the test - both NO2 and NO3 are zero.
 
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