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The „pimple“ is a normal part of the bird’s anatomy, it’s the uropygial or oil gland and it produces the oils necessary to waterproof and care for his plumage - think of it as nature’s conditioner. Usually the gland is barely noticeable, because it’s hidden in the feathers. I am no vet, so I can’t judge whether the appearance is as it should be (it differs a ...


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Other people have talked about possible issues presuming the problem is with the tank setup somehow. But you say you've had your Betta fish for 2 years. In all likelihood, it was already a year + old when you bought it; Betta fish live between 2 to 5 years, and probably the most common symptoms of old age are these kinds of problems, where they get ...


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The first thing to check with sick fish is the water quality. As indicated in the excellent answer from Gwendolyn, small tanks need more frequent water changes (even if you're using a pump with a filter). Once a month seems a little infrequent for a tank that size. Personally, for my 1.6 gallon tank, I vacuum the gravel and do a water change of no more than ...


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It is most important that a betta fish have the right environment. If the environment is right, it's easier to treat any illnesses the fish may develop. Your fish needs at least 5 gallons (19 L) (despite what a pet store employee recommends, you can always get a different tank). Additionally, the smaller the tank, the more frequently you need to perform ...


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