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Recieved betta from Thailand with a lump on one side of his

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Recieved betta from Thailand with a lump on one side of his body near his pectoral fin. No raise scales. Is a solid mass.
He is very active, no swimming issues or eating problems.
His fins are in perfect condition. He is in a 9 gallon tank. Food, temperature, aeration, water quality are optimum. Any ideas. Tumor maybe?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long have you been treating with the antibiotics?

Any redness or skin changes around or over the lump?

Can you take a photo of this? If you can do so and post them online, I am happy to have a look (since it will let me see what you are seeing). To post them, you can either use the wee paper clip on the tool bar. Or if you cannot see that on your phone/computer, then you can post them on any site (ie Flickr, Photobucket, Imgr etc) and paste the web address here for me to have a peek.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Metronidazole:
3 Weeks
Dose every 2 day with a 25% water change before redose
Kanaplex:
Feed him 6 times. Once every other day.
In water column I dosed 3 times every other day.
I followed directions on package (precisely).
Can I send you a video that I took with my iPhone?