My Betta has a blistery lump on his side. What is it?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by itsmillertime, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. i

    itsmillertime New Member Member

    A week ago, I noticed a lump on my Betta's side close to his front fin and his fins are looking webbed and stringy. I immediately changed the water and got a bottle of Bettafix from the store. It has been a week and it seems the lump has gotten worse and has even started getting pink blisters on it. His fins are also still webbed and stringy. He has recently stopped eating or is spitting out food. I try to change his water frequently, about once a week. What is wrong with him? fish disease.jpg
     
  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning and Welcome to Fish Lore!

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    A betta should be in an aquarium, heated and filtered. Some links for you:
    https://www.fishlore.com/Articles/betta-fish-care-guide.htm

    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/betta-fish/14253-important-betta-topics-read-first.html

    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/betta-archive/16170-list-betta-meds.html

    Best wishes for your fish. Hold on for more responses.

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    Ken
     
  3. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    What size tank is he in? They need about 5gallons to be comfortable. I hope the container in the picture isn't it. DO NOT treat bettafix. It doesn't fix bettas, it breaks them. Do not medicate the fish until absolutely needed, which means after you have him in a proper clean tank with a heater and on a good diet.
     




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