While siphoning my tank for a water change a piece of java fern root, half an inch long, swirled around the tank because of the moving water.
My betta fish, thinking it was food, ate the java fern root but he could not swallow it. He gasped his mouth wide open, flared his gills, and tried desperately to spit the root back out. He couldn't do it and somehow the root seemed to have gone down the wrong way because it entered his gill. Now, he has a piece of java fern root lodged into his left gill. When he flares, it is visible and it sticks right out with his gill.
He doesn't seemed bothered by it and neither is he panting. What should I do?