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Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by PheonixKingZ, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Fish Herder
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    Hello TFF people!

    This is my betta, “Blaze”. I have had him for over 5 months now. His water parameters are the following...

    ph: 7.4-7.6

    Nitrite: 0ppm

    Nitrate: 0ppm

    Ammonia: 0ppm

    These reading are all in order, right?

    He used to have a Zebra Danio in his tank (10 gallon tank, owned by him, a male ZD, and a Nerite snail.), so I was thinking it might be his fault. Did he bang his head? Is it hole-in-the-head? Please help me!

    You can see he has a little hole in his top fin.
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    In this picture, so can see he has scales missing on the top of his head, near his left eye...
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    Thank you for your time! :)
     
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    Bettas don't normally get hole in the head disease, and it looks a bit like a bacterial infection.
    How long has it had the spots on its head and dorsal fin?

    It looks like he has a lump on his anal fin too. This seems to be happening a lot more lately with Bettas and Guppies developing holes and lumps in fins.

    You can try anti-biotics but they don't always work and most of the time the fish dies anyway.
     
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    Thank you! He also has a lump on both sides, on his bottom fin, is this safe? I just noticed the spots yesterday. :)
     
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    If the lump on his anal fin ruptures open, then it is probably bacterial and the fish could die.
     
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    But he has no lump on his anal fin..... o_O
     
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    there is something on his anal fin, it's blue and black and in both pictures.
     
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    Oh! Yes, that is what I was talking about, I didn’t realize that it was on his anal fin! :lol:
     

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