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My fish has a yellow wound on his side and I'm not sure what it is, also he stays at the bottom and does not eat. Any ideas?
 

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What kind of fish is it and what size tank? Also what are your water parameters? Can you post a picture of the fish with the injury?


 
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He's a male Betta, I just bought him a tank with a filter yesterday. I noticed the wound about 3 days ago.
 

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What tank size do you have and what are the dimensions? Do you know about the nitrogen cycle?


 
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image.jpg The little yellow wound on his side
 
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It's a 1 gallon tank

7.5 x 7.5 x 10.25 the dimensions in inches

 

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That is too small of a tank, even for a betta. I would suggest you use a 2.5 gallon tank at the very least. He will also need a heater, bettas are tropical fish.
 
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Thanks for the advice! I'm just concerned about what that is on his side!
 

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I am not sure. Where did you buy him from? Can you go back to the store and talk to them about it, if he came like that?
 
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I bought him in October, and the pet shop is now closed! But I just noticed it Sunday night. He seems to be getting worse
 

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Oh ok, I see. Is your tank cycled in that case?
 
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Yes
 

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I think Rivieraneo can help you out
 

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Okay from what I've read, it seems it could be an injury. The open sores can grow or spread and turn yellow, gray, black or red. But I'm not sure, I have never experienced this with my Bettas.


 
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I hope so!! Very worried about my fish right now
 
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His is turning yellow
 

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I would do daily water changes or every other day. Are you sure your tank is cycled? You said you bought the tank and filter yesterday. What are your water parameters?


 

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Right, I'm confused also. You said you've had the betta since October, but you bought the tank and filter yesterday. So did you just switch the betta to a different tank or ?
 
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Yeah. I just got this tank yesterday. I had him in another one. Which didn't have a filter,etc
 

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Well, at least you made the attempt to get him a filter. Do you also have a heater? Do you know your water parameters?
 
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