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Hello! My betta fish has been sick for days and looking particularly sick today. His symptoms initially started with laying on his side at the bottom of the tank, with a white ring around his one eye and a white spot on the top of his head. I added some aq salt to the tank and have been treating with antibiotics but today it looks like he has an open wound where the white spot was and really lethargic. Is this columnaris?

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How many gallons is your tank? 5 gal
Does it have a filter? yes
Does it have a heater? yes
What temperature is your tank? 72
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? no

What food brand do you use?
Do you feed flakes or pellets? pellets
Freeze-dried? no
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? 6 days a week - 3 pellets

your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? every week (water recently became pretty polluted which im assuming caused this).
What percentage of water did you change? complete water change
What is the source of your water? tap with water conditioner
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? dip out water
What additives do you use other than conditioner? nothing
What brand of conditioner? aqueon

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.

Hardness (GH):
Alkalinity (KH):
Haven't tested water, but will
Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? 5 days ago
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? ring around eye and now sore on top of head
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?very lethargic, won't eat, laying on bottom of tank
Is your Betta still eating? no
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? yes, with aq salt and fishbiotics
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? no
How long have you owned your Betta? 1.5 years
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? no
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