Betta with swollen lower body

GeroBetta

Hello, I’ve had my fish Geronimo for almost 2 years now in a 5 gallon cycled tank. I noticed he has some swelling in his lower body. He seems to be doing fine, good appetite and spunkiness. I hope it’s just constipation but I’m not sure. Thoughts?
 

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BigManAquatics

I would try fasting for 2-3 days, see what it looks like after that.
 

GeroBetta

Ok, thanks. I’ll keep you posted
 

GeroBetta

I would try fasting for 2-3 days, see what it looks like after that.
So the mass has gotten slightly bigger even with fasting him for 2 days, hes still acting normal, good appetite and all, maybe i can try some methelene blue or frequent water changes?
 

BigManAquatics

So the mass has gotten slightly bigger even with fasting him for 2 days, hes still acting normal, good appetite and all, maybe i can try some methelene blue or frequent water changes?
Probably about as good as anything. If it is a tumor, won't be much you can do but keep him comfy and he may go on a long time yet.
 

GeroBetta

Ok, thank you, I’ll get him some more resting places and keep him as comfortable as possible :)
 

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