2 years ago#1
tom
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my male betta has a white stringy thing coming from his belly

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2 years ago#2
Aliyah
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I would treat for internal parasites

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2 years ago#3
ally_g2114
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is it stringy poo or is it not by the *****? it could be a bacterial infection on the body of your fish or internal parasites (example callamanus worms) can cause stingy poo in fish.

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2 years ago#4
thea
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White poo is often a symptom of internal parasites. It can also be an indication of what your fish ate lately (sometimes when I feed my betta blood worms his poo is whiter than normal, when he eats pellets it is red-brown)

Unfortunately internal parasites are hard to identify until the fish suffers. Is your fish hungrier or less hungry than normal? Is he looking skinnier than normal with sunken stomach?

Thing is, if one of your fish has internal parasite you do need to treat the whole tank -- probably all of them have it. There are a few choices, some you put in the water and some you feed to them. I believe Jungle Lab (jungle anti-parasite food) has one that is fish food that is quite good.

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2 years ago#5
ally_g2114
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I heard anti parasite food isn't strong enough to kill most internal parasites.

if that was the case, internal parasites that is, then levamisole is a good medication to purchase. MVP sells it on Aquabid. i recently purchased some myself because i am battling callamanus worms with my pleco.

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2 years ago#6
Tom
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Now he has a white spot on his belly he eats good the white spot gets stingy when he swims around what do I do

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2 years ago#7
thea
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could he have EXTERNAL parasites? did the thing you were describing drop off (as in was it white waste) or can you see if it looks like a worm hanging on?

If it is external parasites then you need to treat for them.

Can you possibly post a picture? that might helps us figure out what the problem is. certainly something IS going wrong -- I'm sure you would like to figure out WHAT.

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2 years ago#8
Tom
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Its not worms I think its a fungal infection looks like a little white cotton ball that gets trow up when he swims his 4in hits it on the side of his belly

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2 years ago#9
ally_g2114
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sounds like a bacterial infection. might even be ich. you can buy treatments at you LFS. luckily, theyre alot easier to treat and cure than interanl parasites.

a picture would be helpful if you could

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2 years ago#10
vickyzh
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Any ideal what this is ?

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2 weeks ago#11
Anonymous
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Its a parasite!! Remove it!

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2 weeks ago#12
Fishobsessed.
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This is an ancient posting so I think the problem is resolved now.

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