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Might be over reacting...

384 Views 13 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  Alyssalovesbettas
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees steadily
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? One other tetra

What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish? Tetramin Betta medley

How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
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? Conditioner and Ph stabilizer. I have well water.

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No, need to get a masters kit soon.


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He as a spot on his top fin.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He is the same temperament as always.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This afternoon.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not at all.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Close to a year.
It think it might possibly be lymphocystis but I'm not quite sure... I would like some more advice before I would start treatment.

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Not sure, but most things can be treated by QT, then 1tsp/g AQ salt with daily 100% water changes. Almost looks like a fungus
Okay thanks! I'm going to the local pet store to get AQ salt today!
If they have it you should also get API General cure and API fungus guard, just in case. Never get any medicine ending in -fix
I would check that there is nothing in the tank he could have caught his fin on? It looks a bit pinky possibly a torn blood vessel if he had caught his fin anywhere. If that is the case warm clean water and it will heal fine on its own.

If it was me I would hold of on the salt for a day just to see if it looked better on its own.
Ok! He doesn't really have any thing his fins could get caught on. He has a few plastic plants but I already checked them for sharp edges. Also the rest of his plants are lib end he's has never had a problem with them. It looks a little more pinkish this morning but he ate just fine.
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Is that the same fish? What a color difference!
Yes! He is darker at night than during the day! He always has looked like that! He seems to be marbling purple at the end of his fins.
I'm also wondering if it would still be safe to clean his tank. Today's cleaning day but I don't want to stress him.
No clean the tank, that can only benefit him if it is a slight tear or anything like that.
Ok! I will go ahead and clean it now.
The spot on him looks better today and a little smaller! I don't think I'm going to QT him now! Hopefully it clears up all together! :)
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