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Hi all

I wonder if someone can help me please? My standard male betta has recently had cotton wool-like growth on his left gill cover. I gave him weekly treatments of Interpet Anti Fungus and Finrot (6 pipettes, 30l tank), this has worked and the cotton wool-like growth has completely disappeared. I've now found that when he flares (I accidentally scare him when he comes out of hiding to see my face staring into the tank) he isn't flaring his left side, only his right. Could this be an after-effect of the fungus or could it be he treatment affecting him? I am ceasing the treatment now as the fungus has cleared, but I am worried about him.

Many thanks

What size is your tank? 30 litres
What temperature is your tank? 26.5c
Does your tank have a filter? Yes, biOrb
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes, biOrb intelligent heater
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None - He ate them all some months ago...

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tropical fish flakes and dry blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every other day

How often do you perform a water change? Weekly/twice weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25-30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? biOrb Water Optimiser & Interpet Anti Fungus and Finrot treatment

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? No, will do tomorrow

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Not quite as vivid red
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Hiding a little more, not much
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Fungus 1.5 months ago; paralysis today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? See description
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year old

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Just saying. I cant answer your question but just saying... Betta fish dont like fish flakes they like pellets. Give him 3-5 pellets once a day everyday. Also u could take him to the petstore for a checkup

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welcome to the forum! :thankyou:

If you can can you please post a picture of your fish's gill? that would help alot. Flakes are fine, but I would recommend pellets. Also you need a betta pellet/flake food. I recommend new life spectrum or omega one betta buffet.
You can also feed twice a day with your food.

Hopefully someone who knows what it is will chime in! :)
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