Help Betta sick with lump on head and discoloration

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Hi. I’m new to this forum because I’m desperate for help. A couple weeks ago I noticed that my betta had a very small bump on the side of his head, but I didn’t think much of it. The bump kept getting worse, and eventually his behavior started to change. He still eats fine, but he’s been laying on his side in his rock a lot and is a lot less active. I called a pet store and they told me that my fish has a tumor. However, today it started to look more like a sore, and I noticed red streaks by the side of his face where the affected area is. I read online that septicemia can cause red streaks on the body and ulcers, so I’m not sure if it’s that or if it’s a tumor. I was going to let the spot go untreated, but if it’s something else, I want to be able to do something about it! I attached a picture of what the spot looked like yesterday and then today, as well as a picture of his his good side for comparison because to me, I see red streaks on one side but not the other.
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Does anybody know what I can do to help him/what this is??
 

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Hi! Sorry for replying to this thread so late. How is your betta doing? Did things get better? I'm think your betta might have an ulcer. To treat it, I read you should make a quarantine tank, keep the water clean, and treat him with aquarium salt.
 

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aquarium salt will hopefully help a lot! Bettas are known to get tumours too but i don’t think this is one - keep an eye on it though and try aquarium salt
 
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julifhy said:
Hi! Sorry for replying to this thread so late. How is your betta doing? Did things get better? I'm think your betta might have an ulcer. To treat it, I read you should make a quarantine tank, keep the water clean, and treat him with aquarium salt.
We lost him:( I was putting him in a quarantine tank, but he just kept getting worse and worse.
 

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Madz said:
We lost him:( I was putting him in a quarantine tank, but he just kept getting worse and worse.
I'm so sorry to hear that :(
May he SIP <3
 

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