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Old 11-18-2012, 05:52 PM   #1 
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White strand coming out of gill?

Hi everyone. Sorry for the lack of formal introduction; I'm quite worried about my fish. I recently moved my male Betta, Kyogre, from a 1 gallon bowl to a 2.5 gallon tank. At first I was worried because the water got very cloudy and he seemed to be spending a lot of time sitting still near the top. Now, in addition to that, I just saw him with a little white strand of something sticking out of one of his gills. Just one; not a covering or anything. Furthermore, he has been hiding a lot, behind ornaments and such. Does it sound like he's sick?
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:01 PM   #2 
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A lot of bettas have to get used to new stuff.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #3 
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I figured as much. And Kyogre always acts a bit strange. The white thing is gone now, but does anyone know what it was?
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #4 
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If you see strange things coming off their bodies it is important to keep mental notes about them. You could have been seeing some of his slime coat or you could have seen a parasite. It could have been many things, really, and we won't really know without further details or pictures. Please let us know if he has any changes in behavior so we can help you. If not, he is probably fine and adjusting to his new home.

As for cloudy water, how often do you change it? Do you have any other animals in there, such as snails? How about plants? Do you get your water from a well?
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