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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My little blueberry has had a white bump on his side since I got him. Been getting bigger but I didn't really think nothing of it as it didn't seem to affect him in any way. This morning he suddenly refuses to eat and has been hiding in a corner next to his plant. I put him in a breeding box and he is lying down in the corner. He has little white bumps on his tail and scale. Any idea what it could be?
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
How many gallons is your tank? 10
Does it have a filter?yes
Does it have a heater? No
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? Guppies and Molly fry

What food brand do you use?aqueon
Do you feed flakes or pellets?Pellets
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?2 or 3 twice a day

Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of water did you change? 20 or 25%
What is the source of your water? Tap
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Vacuum
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner?Api tap water conditioner

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 and Nitrite: 0 ppm.
  • Nitrate: 15 ppm.
  • GH:
  • KH:
  • pH:

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? This morning
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? White growth is larger
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? Lethargic and gasping
Is your Betta still eating? No
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? He is in a breeding box so he us separated from the other fish
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? No nothing other then the bump
How long have you owned your Betta? Few months
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased yes he had the bump but it was almost unnoticeable then

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I moved him to a hospital tank that is a little warmer but he still can't swim much and has little to no reaction to tapping on the glass or nudges with a net. He will put on short bursts once in a while to flit across the tank but nothing else. My main concern is the growth on his side is affecting him internally even though it's not that bad externally. The gasping has gotten worse after he swims in bursts but then returning to its previous severity.
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