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I have a question about my Kaida who has developed a white bump on his nose. I have treated him by adding salt water to his aquarium and it has gotten a little bit smaller. I am just curious if anyone knows what it is... or how to help my little big guy.

What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 79°
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta Buffet
How often do you feed your betta fish? 4 pellets twice daily

How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Betta Bowl (Water Conditioner) by Aquaeon

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Haven't tested
I have a kit ordered from Amazon (API master)

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? White growth or bump on his nose
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? None really
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 1 month ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? added 1 tsp of salt per gallon of water
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 3 years

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I don't know what that white thing is, but if the salt has shrunken it, I would certainly keep adding it.

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If you added aquarium salt , make sure you don't use it linger than 14 days. With aq salt you need to do daily water changes. If you don't do full water changes and just doing 50% only then do daily 50%.
Clean the filter media/cartridge/foam/pad so that dirt does not block the water flow that feeds the cycle bacteria. Rinse it in the tank water .
I was wondering if it can be lymphocytes .
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