So, I saw this little red thing hanging off of Tintri yesterday, and I have no idea what it is. I've recently noticed red appearing in his fins as well (which you can see in the photos). I know its not Nitrite poisoning because the nitrite levels in the tank are 0ppm. I'm not sure if its Septicemia because he's showing no other symptoms. I thought maybe the red thing hanging off was just some weird shaped fecal matter. Well... I've seen him pass his food, and that thing is still there, so I know its not. I have no clue what it is.
He has a healthy appetite, he's as active as ever, and I've never seen him clamp. After loosing one of my fish only a few weeks ago, I really don't want to lose another. Especially not Tintri. So, please, help me if you can.
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Two ADF
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? New Life Spectrum Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day or once every other day (depending on how much fed the previous day).
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week or every two weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25-50%, based on last water change or tank params
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Red streaks in fins, red thing hanging off of his underside (not sure if its attached to his anus, or not, since its right there)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday (11/28)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, not yet. If anything changes, I'll probably move him to a QT tank with AQ salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Purchased July 7th, 2012
Forgive the blurry photos, he's a very active fish. I can rarely get him to sit still for more than half a second.