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My friend has a king male betta that she’s had for a year. Earlier this week he suddenly was staying at the bottom of the tank and wasn’t very active. She noticed a white patch on his head under his eye and I first i though it might be ich but the spot was large. So I assume it’s a bacteria or fungus and looked on some articles online hoping to get a clue to what’s wrong. None of the illnesses and conditions I saw looked like they matched what was going on. We also ended up seeing what looks like some intestines hanging out or something. It’s white and looks pretty gross and it’s very obvious coming from inside and not a surface thing. It is located in front of his side fins. It now looks slightly fuzzy or something . I thought he might have a tumor so we looked into that and nothing matches. He’s not eating, he barely moves. He’s obviously dying. His war tests are fine and she has been doing a water change every day or other day. I’m adding pictures. This is very odd and we wanted to know if anyone has seen anything like this or know what it is. We want to make him get as close to comfortable as he can while he dies but it’s been about a week and he’s still trying to hang in there
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Many illnesses can be traced to water conditions. Your water-changing schedule is the most important element in diagnosing. Please be honest.

Housing:
How many gallons is your tank?
Does it have a filter?
Does it have a heater?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?

Food:
What food brand do you use?
Do you feed flakes or pellets?
Freeze-dried?
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?

Maintenance:
Before
your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?
What percentage of water did you change?
What is the source of your water?
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
What additives do you use? What brand of conditioner?

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness (GH):
Alkalinity (KH):

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms?
How has your Betta’s appearance changed?
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?
Is your Betta still eating?
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how?
Does your Betta have any history of being ill?
How long have you owned your Betta?
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased?

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Housing:
How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallons
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank 75-80 degrees f
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No

Food:
What food brand do you use? Aqueon betta pellets
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Pellets
Freeze-dried? No
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? Daily. Very small pinch of pellets

Maintenance:
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Yes Weekly
What percentage of water did you change? 50%
What is the source of your water? Tap water with tap water conditioner
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Vacuum
What additives do you use? What brand of conditioner? API tap water conditioner

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate:0
pH: 7.5
Hardness (GH): 0
Alkalinity (KH): 180

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? This past weekend. Last Saturday
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? There’s a white patch on face and something strange on his side near his fin
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?very low energy. Not eating, sitting at the bottom of the tank
Is your Betta still eating? No
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? Yes, put him in a smaller tank and did daily water changes
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? No
How long have you owned your Betta? 1 year
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? No
 

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Hmm I wish I could help but I wasn't anticipating the second photo it's not something that I have ever seen before. Hopefully now the form is filled in someone more experienced will have the answer.
 

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That second photo is startling! Do you have a veterinarian you can send that photo to?

How are things? Do you have clove oil and the instructions on how to use it properly? In my opinion keeping him comfortable isn't in the realm of possibility.
 
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