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older Betta poss tumor?

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How many gallons is your tank? 20
Does it have a filter? Tidal 35
Does it have a heater? yes
What temperature is your tank? 77.8-79
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? small air stone
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? 10 neon tetras

What food brand do you use? micro pellets, bug bites, frozen brine shrimp
Do you feed flakes or pellets? pellets. he doesn't like flakes
Freeze-dried? some brine shrimp and blood worms
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? 2x daily. AM and PM

your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of water did you change? 1/4
What is the source of your water? well water
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? vacuum
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? Prime, stability, pristine

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
Nitrite: 0
pH: 8-8.1 (comes out of tap at 7.8. I've never figured out why it jumps to 8.1,..I use Almond leaves as well)
Hardness (GH): 8
Alkalinity (KH): 11-12

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? 3 weeks ago
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? he's gotten more "limp" for lack better word..and the protbuberance
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? he's still pretty much the same. He's a mellow Betta. always has been...
Is your Betta still eating? yes. but not a huge appetite.
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? hospital tanl w/ almond leaves. dose of general cure. 5 days of maracyn. today dosed with a minimal dose of aquarium salt
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? no.
How long have you owned your Betta? 5 months
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? was a rescue from a kid that had him in a small bowl.


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