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Housing:
How many gallons is your tank? 15
Does it have a filter? yes
Does it have a heater? yes
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? yes, clown pleco

Food:
What food brand do you use? Tetra BettaMin Worm Shaped Bites
Do you feed flakes or pellets? pellet/ worm-shaped/ no very hard
Freeze-dried? no
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? 2 times a day, 5-6 pieces or until he stops eating

Maintenance:
Before
your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? once or twice a month, also use gravel vacuum as needed
What percentage of water did you change? 80% approximately a month ago, 25% a week ago, about 10% today
What is the source of your water? Tap
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Vacuum
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? Prime, when cycling the tank originally used nitrifying bacteria stock

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: 0.0-0.25 ppm
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH: 7.6
Hardness (GH): n/a
Alkalinity (KH): n/a

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? About a month ago, his tank exploded with protozoa, so i filtered them out the best I could and did a large water change in fear that this was the cause
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? There is a protruding spot alone his spine, that is discolored. It seems to possibly be improving, or changing. There is now the red/white splotches beginning to grow. I am not sure if this is more damage, or if the area is healing.
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? He seems to not have changed in behavior very much. He has never enjoyed swimming often. I have had him for approximately 2 years, and he has always stayed stuck in a plant or the filter intake (doesn't cause traction or pull on him much) , but is always happy and active when I come to the tank to feed.
Is your Betta still eating? yes, very well
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? Yes, when I saw all of the protozoa, I thought that they may be the cause of his illness/damage, so I began dosing with metronidazole properly. I also began using Kanoplex, in thoughts that it may be a bacterial infection. I did not continue this for too long, because I did not want to damage the water parameters and beneficial bacteria, and i did not see too much change, although I may have not have treated long enough.
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? no
How long have you owned your Betta? 2 years
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? no
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