Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Kayla1234, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. Kayla1234New MemberMember

    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?
  2. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome to Fishlore!
    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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  3. Kayla1234New MemberMember

    He's a male Betta, I just bought him a tank with a filter yesterday. I noticed the wound about 3 days ago.
  4. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

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

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  5. Kayla1234New MemberMember

    image.jpg The little yellow wound on his side
  6. Kayla1234New MemberMember

    It's a 1 gallon tank

    7.5 x 7.5 x 10.25 the dimensions in inches

  7. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    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.
  8. Kayla1234New MemberMember

    Thanks for the advice! I'm just concerned about what that is on his side!
  9. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    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?
  10. Kayla1234New MemberMember

    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
  11. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Oh ok, I see. Is your tank cycled in that case?
  12. Kayla1234New MemberMember

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  14. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    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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  15. Kayla1234New MemberMember

    I hope so!! Very worried about my fish right now
  16. Kayla1234New MemberMember

    His is turning yellow
  17. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    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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  18. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    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 ?
  19. Kayla1234New MemberMember

    Yeah. I just got this tank yesterday. I had him in another one. Which didn't have a filter,etc
  20. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

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