White Bump On Betta Fish

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henry roberts said:
Looking for assistance diagnosing a white bump on my betta fish.
Looks like a tumor possibly cancerous, but it may be a columnaris lesion. How is she acting? Is she eating? Acting lethargic? Has it grown over time or just appeared? Tank parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite)? Temperature?
 
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She moves and eats a lot. It is not fuzzy (mold spores) but it does look slightly like firm mold that you would find growing on old food.

It grew over a 1-2 week span. Temp is probably around ~72F. tank parameters (ammonia .5, nitrate 0,40, ph 6.8, alkaline 20-40, chlorine 0, hardness 75.

I believe it is columnaris as kaitlynn mentioned.
 

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henry roberts said:
She moves and eats a lot. It is not fuzzy (mold spores) but it does look slightly like firm mold that you would find growing on old food.

It grew over a 1-2 week span. Temp is probably around ~72F. tank parameters (ammonia .5, nitrate 0,40, ph 6.8, alkaline 20-40, chlorine 0, hardness 75.
Yes looks like columnaris, sorry this will be hard to treat but kanamycin and furan 2 are a good place to start
 
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I ordered the furan one day shipping. can you share a link for the spectogram product?
 

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I want to say it is HOTH, it does not look like columnaris to me.

Treatment for that is Metrodanizole (MetroPlex). It goes well with Kanplex, but I am not sure about mixing it with Furan - I would google before I use that.
PS: if you chose to treat with furan 2 but can't find apI furan 2, a common brand (at least in my area) is HikarI BiFuran, which is the same thing.


Re: hospital tank - even though they package says it won't ruin your cycle, it's not true at all, and Furan is very icky and yellow. I would just get a plastic shoe box from dollar tree.
 
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I set up some back up water. here's the situation: I have furan 2, triple sulfa, and aquarium salt. I'll probably use the triple silfar and the furan-2 together at the same time following their directions.
 
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1 dose now, 1 dose in 24 hours. wait another 24 hours, 25% water change, repeat 1 dose for a total of 4 doses. is media an extra filter?
 

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