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White lump on Betta [pictures]

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What size is your tank? 6.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80-82
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 and Formula.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 times a day.


How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 2/6.5 gallons each time.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water Conditioner and sometimes I switch out Indian Almond Leaves.

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Has a lump on his chin.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Has not changed.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Just now.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Constipated occasionally and had a bad case of Ich last year.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Around 1-2 years now. Not certain.

So I woke up, fed my fish, and noticed he had this white lump on his chin under his right eye today. At first I thought it was a fungus, but it doesn't appear to be fuzzy. I considered a parasite, but it doesn't really look like any I've seen.

I asked my roommate, and he said it looks like a dead peeling scale. From certain angles, it just looks like a normal part of him, but from most (with a little light) it looks like a white/translucent bump. Not too sure what to think, but these are the best pictures I've got right now. Just had a dream that he was sick, and now this happens. Any help is appreciated.

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i might have the same thing. it is not white it is whitish gray and it is on his head. my betta is scraping /attacking the gravel. the gravel actually makes a sound. might be ich or maybe just a loose scale? i just got him from the pet store and put him in a new agueon 1/2 gallon tank. we might have the same thing???


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Perhaps, it looks like the thing in the top photo, but my little guy doesn't seem to be itchy or scratching around the tank.

He seems normal, if not a little extra active. I hope your fishy gets better though, and hopefully you can get him a bigger tank in the near future.
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