Thread: Stupid but important question
02-25-2008, 12:41 AM #1
Stupid but important question
My crowntail betta has a yellowy white thingy dangleing from the body right after his pectoral fins (the flowy fins they hide against their side when they aren't flaring out). Is this a parasite or is it excrement? I'm kind of a worry wart.
02-25-2008, 12:42 AM #2
sounds like a parasite, use meds, if its long enough pull it out with tweezers and add melafix/pimafix
02-25-2008, 12:42 AM #3
thanks very much, i'll get right on it. How the heck he got it I have no clue.
02-25-2008, 12:46 AM #4
is it long and stringy like a worm?
02-25-2008, 12:47 AM #5
kinda, but it isn't very long, maybe a centimetre.
02-25-2008, 12:49 AM #6
sounds like a parasite then
what size tank is he in?
02-25-2008, 12:50 AM #7
4 gallon, just got him 2 days ago :/
02-25-2008, 12:56 AM #8
does he have a heater?
02-25-2008, 12:57 AM #9
yeah, small one, constant temp of about 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
02-25-2008, 12:57 AM #10
to get rid of the parasite, add aquarium salt and get the temp to 80f
parasites also cant stand copper based medications