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Please help us figure out what is wrong with poor Theo :(
He has developed a swollen forehead area, but no swelling anywhere else, and he now has a red hemorrhage from his right nostril area and his lips are sticking way out like he is making a duck face.
Other symptoms include floating near the top of the tank and not swimming much. He is still eating and can swim around if he needs to but is mostly sitting still at the top. We thought it was a swim bladder disorder at first but this facial hemorrhage and swelling is throwing us off. Any ideas?? Help Theo!!

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That looks pretty scary! Could you fill this out so we can better help you? Thanks!
Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
 

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That looks pretty scary! Could you fill this out so we can better help you? Thanks!
Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gal
What temperature is your tank? 87F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no, just the filter
Is your tank heated? yes, see above
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? cherry shrimp, amano shrimp, and nerite snails.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Food
How often do you feed your betta fish? Daily, 3 pellets

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Twice per month or as necessary. Lately we have been performing every couple days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20% (2 gallons)
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime & Clarity

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: NA
Nitrite: NA
Nitrate: NA
pH: NA
Hardness: NA
Alkalinity: NA

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Sickly, bloated on top and around forehead, protruding red hemorrhage under right nostil
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He just floats around the top of the water. Still eating
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 4-6 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Betta Fix
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, he has had ick and fin rot but both treated successfully
How old is your fish (approximately)?
1 year
 
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