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My boy seems like wanna get whatever possible on his body. Tumor? Wound that developed 4 weeks after harsh breeding attempt? Anchor Worms?
Found only one example in the internet of same area, same look, swabbed with erythromycin ans healed. This medicine is not sold as fish one, so not access to it in Japan. Any other recommendations?

Azure Fin Aqua Fish Electric blue

How many gallons is your tank? 1 (4 liters)
Does it have a filter? No
Does it have a heater? No
What temperature is your tank? 27 °C / 80,6 °F
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes, airstone
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No


What food brand do you use? No brand or Hikari. Altering frozen (bloodworms, daphnia, brine shrimp, tubifex), alive (daphnia moina), and dry pellets.
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? 2 times, 3-5 bloodworms depending on the betta size. Any food I usually feed them until I see the belly is getting bigger than before feeding.


Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? One in 3-4 days.
What percentage of water did you change? 50%, the other time 75%.
What is the source of your water? Tap water (in my city taken from river)
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? No substrate.
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? Seachem Prime

Water Parameters:

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 5
pH: 7.5 (electronic device)
Hardness (GH): 2
Alkalinity (KH): never tested

Symptoms and Treatment:

When did you first notice the symptoms? 4 days ago.
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? Affected part keeps sloughing off. First thought it's scale tumor, started from one white scale which was always bigger then the rest. But now it seems to be something worse.
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? No changes in behavior, good appetite, responsive, flaring.
Is your Betta still eating? Yes.
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? Methylene blue
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? Yep, just survived minor pinecoing due to constipation.
How long have you owned your Betta? Over a year
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? When purchased - "knot" on the eye, which remains the same size.
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