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I live in Brisbane with my Betta, Jerome, cat Opal and dog Bounder. 

I also have a husband who is reasonably more self-sufficient 😂 unless he needs to find something...

I'm here because Jerome looked like he had a tumour and he was a little rusty under his chin? 🤔 

I'm on my 2nd dose of Multi Cure and whilst his tank is nice and green his tumour hasn't popped?  Like I was hoping and he's still a bit rusty. I'm not even sure that rust wasn't there when I got him. 

I'm not an expert, I've Googled a lot. 

He lives in a 20L tank with a mussel called Mike and some amazon swords, java ferns and anubias. Currently he's living in darkness with his tank at a refreshing 32 degrees celcius. He has a powkoo filter which is giving some aeration. 

He's lively and eating fine. So I'm here to copy and paste this onto the correct thread when I'm approved (if I'm approved)  😂




Jerome below ❤️







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Hi Dan. Welcome. Those tumours are common on metallic bettas. I’ve not had much luck curing them however I’ve had bettas live quite a while with similar tumours. I can’t see the rust you’re referring to. Velvet has a rusty appearance. If it is velvet then treat with half teaspoon salt per 10 litres of water, turn off the lights and cover the tank to block out light. 

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Thank you. I've been told that he may live for some time with it but it's growing pretty quickly, so I'm not sure how much time I have left with Jerome. 

I've stopped treating him for velvet and I'm just going to let him live for the moment 😔💕


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