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Old 05-12-2013, 10:30 AM   #1 
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White Trailing stuff after Fin Rot Treatment

I received a petsmart betta as a gift in December. When I received it, its fins were torn. I just guessed that it was a result of being roughly handled in shipping. Now I'm pretty certain that it was fin rot, as it has only got worse regardless of a bigger tank, frequent water changes etc. (he lost half of one of his pectoral fins a few days ago).

I started him on Maracyn 2 three days ago. This morning, I noticed he had long, trailing, transparent thing trailing behind him. It looks almost as though it could be new growth, but I doubt it could get that long over night (it's about twice as long as one of his original fins).

Is this a good sign, or a sign of some new horror?
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:40 PM   #2 
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Where exactly is it coming from? Is it coming from between his ventral fins or on like his tail or something?
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #3 
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He has one on his dorsal fin, and now a tiny one on his tail (caudal).

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Old 05-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #4 
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He may be shedding his slime coat, can you get any pictures? Multiple would help :)
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You should be able to see one of the white threads in this picture. This one is half way up the anal fin-- right under the caudal fin. He's acting normal and forming a bubble nest, if that helps.
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Hmm I actually have no idea, I mean it could look like part of his slime coat but I'm not 100% sure about that :/ Perhaps wait till someone else can comment about it? Sorry I didn't help much.
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Thanks! That gives me a lead on what it might be.
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Oh, well glad I could help in some way! haha Best of luck to you and your quest :D
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