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JMeenen 04-08-2008 06:35 AM

betta with bump
I have 2 Bettas in a divided 5 gallon tank, One has a bump on his body near his tail. I want to treat him with Tetracycline, will the treatment have an adverse affect on the other Betta who has nothing wrong with him? Should I remove one while treating with antibiotics? Please let me know if anyone has any experience with this.

Blaxicanlatino 04-08-2008 12:32 PM

medicines always have a disadvantage... only use the antibiotics when its actually needed and only on the infected fish... so yes, remove the infected fish and treat him soley. Hope he gets better 8)

JMeenen 04-08-2008 12:51 PM

Thanks ...he seems fine, has good color , swims fine, eats like a horse ( a small one) does not seem to affect him at all...when I got my second Betta , one day while I was at work the new guy somehow got around the divider and bit my Steele's tail up...his tail grew back to the way it was before but this bump on his body developed right there where his tail attaches to his body..and it's been like that ever since. :(

stephenmontero 04-08-2008 02:05 PM

it could be tail rot

JMeenen 04-08-2008 02:39 PM tail rot

stephenmontero 04-08-2008 02:41 PM

what do u mean i mean if it is its pretty easy to treat i would hope its not something more serious

JMeenen 04-08-2008 02:47 PM

it started right after his tail was bit..his tail looks just like before now..all grew back as beautiful as's hard to describe...wish I could get a picture...bump is definatly on his body..I was thinking he may have gotten bit there too and there is some kind of infection eventhough it is healed over...water is clean,clear....regular water changes, levels all great..other guy is fine...thats why I'm thinking I'll take him out and treat with antibiotic..or maybe use Bettafix or you have any experience using these products?

stephenmontero 04-08-2008 02:50 PM

i dont have the experence luckily my betta hasn't had any health problems i wish you the best in treating your betta

JMeenen 04-08-2008 02:51 PM

Thanks stephenmontero

stephenmontero 04-08-2008 02:52 PM

anytime man i think everyone here on bettatalk just want every betta to be happy and healthy

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