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what’s the bump on my bettas fin

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what’s on the fin? i’m so confused
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That looks bad. It might be a cancer tumor, just like humans, fish can also get cancer. There might be something wrong with his diet, water conditions and/or a virus. Unfortunately, the cure is VERY complicated. A licensed and experience vet in tropical fish can only take the tumor out.

But also, it MIGHT not be cancer. Cancerous tumors are pretty rare, especially in bettas. It might just be an abscess. This can be the cause of swim bladder disease, fluid retention or constipation. If he is showing any signs of lethargy and/or not wanting to eat, there might be something wrong (one of these sicknesses shown above).

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Do you feed flakes or pellets?
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Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?
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What is the source of your water?
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner?

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Is your Betta still eating?
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Does your Betta have any history of being ill?
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Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased?

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