Betta injury

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Sherry Lynn, Jul 14, 2015.

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    Sherry Lynn New Member Member

    So sorry if this is not the correct place to post this, but I could not find an appropriate ‘sub’ category for me to begin.

    I have a male betta named ‘Wanda’ (thought the baby betta was a she at first). I have had him for 2 ½ years and he has been in a 5 gallon tank (filtered and heated) with gravel and silk plants.

    I do the prescribed water changes and tank cleanings religiously using Seachem Prime and Kordon Fish Protector and I test regularly with the API Master Test Kit.

    His diet consists of New Life Spectrum Small Fish Formula (he spits out larger fish food so I’ve stuck with this – plus he likes it), Bloodworms twice a week and three small thawed pea pieces (which he LOVES) once a week.

    So far all has been going well – thanks to this Forum which helped me tremendously in the beginning. But, he seems to have a cut or gouge on his back and I have absolutely no idea what happened. There is nothing sharp in the tank that I know of. He has had it for about 2 weeks and I’m not sure if it’s healing or getting worse.

    He is not exhibiting any distress that I can tell – he’s acting totally normal, so I am very confused. Any thoughts?

    I have attached a few photos. Thank you so much!

    Sherry

     

     

     

     
     
  2. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    What are your water parameters and what test kit are you using?
     
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    Sherry Lynn New Member Member

    Hello again, and thank you so much for being there!

    I test using the API Freshwater Master Test Kit. I tested yesterday and received the usual readings: pH 7.0-7.2, Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 0.
     
  4. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Hmm. Are you sure you're cycled? You're supposed to have some nitrates when you're cycled.
     
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    Sherry Lynn New Member Member

    It's a range - I forgot to put the dash and the 5.0 (we moved this past weekend and had to somewhat restart the tank - I kept as much water as I could). The temp is running a little higher than what it normally runs during the year because it's summer - it's usually 78 degrees. It's gotten up to 83 this past week. I noticed the injury about two weeks ago.
     
  6. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Do you think it's possible that he got banged up in the move?
     
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    Sherry Lynn New Member Member

    No, it was noticed before we moved.
     




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