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Hello,

I have a feeling I accidentally walloped by betta when his tank lid fell into the water a couple of days ago and this is where he got the bruise but I can't be sure--he has a black mark on his middle side, and a faint red mark towards his tail. Could this possibly be something else and how can I help him heal either way? His behavior is normal.

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Housing
What size is your tank? 5.5
What temperature is your tank? 82
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 3 peaceful amano shrimp

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? betta one pellets, frozen bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x daily, 3 pellets per feeding

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 1x weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? prime

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

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 10+ :( since then, ive brought it down to under 5
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? new black bruise on his side.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he refused to eat a few days ago which is very unusual and then when i checked his parameters, id learned his nitrates had crept up to over 10--it's usually under 5pm. i did a few water changes to bring this down but i think i hit him with the lid while doing this and gave him the bruise. he went to the bottom of his tank, breathed hard for a little while, but now his behavior is normal again
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? he has had ich, swim bladder, a bout of cured fin biting, and 1-2 congenital diseases--he is going blind and I suspect he has a tumor (he is a dragonscale and i know they are prone)
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year
 
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