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Old 02-13-2011, 01:38 PM   #21 
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haha! That's just the poop you get when feeding worms... totally normal.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:41 PM   #22 
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Alright, thank you! I was beginning to freak out there... I've fed my bettas worms before, but they've never really looked like that.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:47 PM   #23 
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If she is new and otherwise acting normal and eating...I would watch her for a few more days and make some 100% daily water changes...it may be related to the type of food she has eaten and once she gets on a regular diet-it may clear up on its own....fish usually have internal parasite in small numbers and they are not problematic or symptomatic and will pass them on a regular basis-as long as the fish is healthy to start with a strong immune response they will take care of it themselves.
If it looks like a flukes you can manually remove it with tweezers and then make 100% water changes to remove any eggs that may be in the tank
Sometimes a 5-10day aquarium salt 1-2tsp/gal is needed along with 100% daily water changes to prevent secondary infection due to the open wound left by the external parasite.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:49 PM   #24 
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Thank you OFL- I'm going to get her into a one gallon today as a hospotal tank to quarantine her, and see how she goes...

And I'll definitely add some Jungle Parasite Clear and keep up with the water changes. Cannot see it anymore, can't see any open wounds, so I'm hoping it was nothing... but I'll see how she goes.

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Old 02-15-2011, 09:03 AM   #25 
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Whats the status of her??
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:30 PM   #26 
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She's pretty good... no more stringy brown thing, and no more bloodworms for her.... I've gotten her to eat pellets now, so her poop won't scare the heck out of me. XD I'm keeping up with her waterchanges and gotten her on a new heater, too. :)
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:21 PM   #27 
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Sounds great!
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:30 PM   #28 
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Yup :) She'll be pretty happy once she's in the water... in a cup right now, just getting used to the temperature (just did a water change.)

And "gotten her on"? Oh, I need to pay attention to what I'm saying
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