Red Spot On Betta's Tail Help

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  1. Jakkie

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    A few weeks ago I noticed slight redness right at the base of my bettas tail, where the fin meets the body, and I've just been trying to keeping an eye on it and waiting. However today I realized thats gone but theres a red spot or ball (hard to tell) further out into his tail. Not sure if hes growing and when it moved out I can see it more or if this is new. He's acting the same as usual but I'm a little worried. Anyone have a clue what this is?
    (side note, if anyone notices my beat up little tetra, the school has been picking on him. We're planning to make the school bigger so hopefully they stop leaving him out)
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    I've read inflamed spots like that can mean ammonia burns/ bad water params. Have you checked your water? Maybe you've overfed and there's an ammonia spike?
     
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    Just checked our water, no ammonia. We keep up with our water changes and test it every week too so i doubt it. Anything else it could be?
     
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    Hmm... I don't know for sure. Fill this out: Aoimirai - Freshwater fish diseases diagnostics
    Make sure to be as detailed and accurate as possible.
     
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    I do like the idea of that site and will definitely save it for the future, however it wasnt too helpful for this. None of the possible diagnosis matched up with what he has.
     
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    Unfortunate. Have you tried to treat with an antibacterial?
     
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    Not yet, I just noticed it today and wanted to see if anyone knew what it was before treating the tank. Should I put some Seachem Polyguard in?
     
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    I would quarantine him just in case and treat him with antibacterial first to rule out a bacterial infection...that or an all in one med. If that doesn't work you may have a parasite on your hands.
     
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    Okay I'll see if I can set something up. If its contagious in any way then should I just treat the tank? Also would my quarentine box for in the tank (mesh box that goes inside the tank) work? Sorry for all the questions, I'm just thinking if it might be something worth quarantining for then the community might have already been exposed so maybe keep him separate in the tank but treat everyone just in case.
     
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    No, that sounds smart. I'd really keep a close eye on the others and see if they get similar problems. He's weak so you dont want the others bullying him.
     
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    Chart on Fish Diseases, Symptoms and their Treatments

    I personally would go ahead and treat for bacterial infections or issues regardless of what it is, seems bacterial to me.
     
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    Okay just put treatment in the tank. I will keep an eye on him and all the tank mates to make sure no one else develops anything. Can we do our weekly water changes while treating the tank or no? Its a two week treatment and we're supposed to put it in every 3 days. Last time we had to use it it ended up making our tank cloudy, then green, and it was a whole project to get it back to normal.
     
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    Follow the directions on your med bottle. If its every three days, change your water out on the third day, then re-medicate. 50% each time should suffice. You can add activated carbon later to get rid of the cloudiness and discoloration, as well as any left over meds
     
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    Thats what I was thinking, thank you!
     
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    After 2 doses, 6 days, it disappeared. Thank you all for your help!
     
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