I purchased a veiltail yesterday with severe finrot that I thought I could save + he's blue with yellow fins so I had to buy him. This morning, I noticed that there's a hair like thread hanging on the underside of his gills. It looks exactly like a hair and hangs vertically like a third ventral under his jaw. I can't get a picture since it's soooo thin, but it doesn't look like an anchor worm or any other worm like parasite.
I'm starting to think it might actually be a hair, I'm using a fungus med that I dissolve in water and my hair is contastly coming loose and I noticed that when I was dissolving the meds in a small container prior to placing it in the tank, that there was a hair floating in it. Now I'm wondering if a strand of hair found it's way into his gills somehow?
Any thoughts would be appreciated, parasite, hair, opinions on removal or just waiting it out.
^I'm cautious to remove it since it's in the gills, if it was anywhere else it would have been removed when I first saw it.