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Samurai need urgent help!

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I noticed last week, Samurai my favorite little Betta, had a white little bump. I thought it was ick, so I treated it with herbal treatment.

Now the lump is bigger. The only answers I've found is to euthanize him! I can't do that! I love this little guy and want to help him.

Has anybody seen/dealt with this before?

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He's in a 20g tall tank and has thrived for almost a year since we saved him from Walmart.

Any advice? I want to save him!

He also eats, swims, and flares at his reflection like normal. None of that is our of the ordinary

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I think it's safe to say that it's a tumour which is why people tend to recommend euthanasia, but if it doesn't seem to be affecting him that's definitely not something you need to consider at this point in time. He isn't clamped, he still looks like he's got good colour in him, and as you say, he's acting normally.

Can you get a clearer photo of it, please, as well as answer the D&D questions

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Hope he feels better.

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Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems:

  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
      • * Water temperature?
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
      • * How often do you change the water and how much?
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank?
  • * Any medications added to the tank?
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

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    • * Ammonia Level(Tank)-0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)-0
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)- 0.5
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)-0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)- 0
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)- 0
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)- no test
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)- no test
    • Other Required Info:

      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drop test
      • * Water temperature?- 74/75
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20g/ 1 year
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 20 Power Filter
      • * How often do you change the water and how much? once a week, roughly 25% (give or take 1 or 2 %)

  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 cory cats (1 inch), and a guppy (not sure of size) (do snails and ghost shrimps count?)
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often? Shrimp pellets, Betta Food, Guppy food, once a day for the past year (minus the guppy food, that was a recent addition two months ago)
  • * Any new fish added to the tank? Not for 2 months
  • * Any medications added to the tank? Petco Preferred Herbal Ich Treatment added last week
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.- None, nobody has ever been sick
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Just the white spot
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Nope. He's still a little pig

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Hope these are clearer. He doesn't sit still so it's hard to snap a photo of him.

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