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Posted: Jun 1 2012, 07:35 AM
Group: Full Members
Member No.: 5,921
Joined: 1-June 12
I am new and from Japan.
I worry my white betta, she is just one years old. She has tomor her left side and looks like yellow.
How can I treat her ?
Please teach me.
And why Betta in the USA so long life ???
I heard from fish shops, everybody said me
"Betta is not long life, almost one year"
But your betta live 2-5 years. I can't belive.
Posted: Jun 1 2012, 05:53 PM
Member No.: 1
Joined: 1-September 03
Welcome to the forum!
I am sorry that your fish has a tumor. I have found tumors or growths to be pretty common in bettas.
At http://www.fishpondinfo.com/fishcare/tumorphoto.htm#tumor you can see photos of one person who had a betta with a large tumor. This person "popped" the tumor. The betta lived a little bit longer. What she did is described on that page but isn't for everyone to try.
The growth could be bacterial in nature such as from fish tuberculosis or another bacterium, it could be full of fluid (as with the betta above), or it could rarely be cancerous or something else.
I suggest treating the fish with aquarium salt or Epsom salts and an antibiotic such as erythromycin. It may help a little bit.
This page may be useful:
I haven't had much luck with bettas myself, the oldest living 16 months after I got him (keep in mind that they are already about 6 months old at the pet store). Yes, bettas can live a few years. The ones that only live a year (and don't die from illness or poor water quality) were probably older when they were sold.
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Posted: Jun 2 2012, 07:16 AM
Group: Senior Members
Member No.: 4,124
Joined: 1-November 08
Basically fish can live with tumors and live a full life we see it from time to time with koi ok yes its an example I know but I think if you keep an eye on your betta and as long as its not suffering i:e being starved by the tumor then it should live a while longer , sadly though as in the koi world there comes a time when you have to be kind and put your fish to sleep using 10ml oil of cloves to two gallons of water
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