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I would just like to mention before hand that this is a fish I rescued today, and these are the conditions he was in before he came to me. I don't have a tank for him yet but he is being kept in a quarantine container for the time being (until I can get a tank)
Tank
  • 0.75 gallons
  • no filter
  • no heater
  • 68 degrees Fahrenheit
  • single betta

Maintenance
  • How often do you change the water?
  • How much of the water do you change?
  • What do you use to treat your water?
  • Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water?

Parameters
  • no cycle
  • Don't test water
  • No idea what the parameters are

Feeding
  • once a day except on weekends
  • a small pinch
  • BettaMin pellets
  • no frozen or freeze dried food

Illness & Symptoms:
  • owned for 5 months
  • symptoms appeared 4 weeks ago
  • Symptoms: Bloated, trouble swimming, head growth
  • no treatment started (I have absolutely no idea what is wrong)
  • He seemed to be healthy and have no issues when purchased
  • He has just been resting on the bottom and will come up every so often for food.
Elaboration -
Bloating: He is very bloated but still able to eat and swim.
Swimming trouble: He comes up to the top for food and air but he swims back down to the bottom and lays on his side with his front have bent upward.
Head growth: he has something growing on the side of his head, that opened the skin so there is open pink flesh showing. I haven't been able to figure out if it's a parasite or a ruptured tumor.
 

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You would somehow have to heat that jar to 78-82°F because 68 is too cold and can cause other health issues. Since the jar is small you would also have to do daily 50% water changes, a turkey baster works great for situations like this. His swimming issue is probably caused by his bloat, so fast him for a few days and increase the temperature. There's a lesion on his head, clean water will heal it up.
 
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How long should it take to get results. I did put him in a breeder net in a 10 gallon I have but the highest temperature it will reach is about 74 degrees. I don't know if fasting him will help with his bloat because I know he didn't get fed over the weekend or yesterday, so he hasn't eaten in 3 days. I know people say to try peas but I don't know if he will eat it.
 

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