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Old 07-16-2009, 02:06 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Hi all, I got a question...

So a few weeks ago I got a betta fish, he's very beautiful. :) I wanted a pet that would be easy to take care of, and at a low cost, so I chose a betta fish! He's purple with red-tipped fins, and has a blue shimmering body in the light. I must say I have become really attached to him, and I'm so impressed by how intelligent this betta is!

So anyways, I've been trying my best to take care of him. I change half his water weekly and watch over him everyday. I've been looking up tips on how to take care of him, and my fiance has been trying to help me as well.

My fishie seems really happy and healthy, he's active and swims around often, and get's very excited when I come up to his tank.

But today I found something kind of weird. I had left to go to a restaurant with my mom, and my fish seemed perfectly fine (I checked right before we left). When I came back though I looked into his tank, he excitedly swam towards me and I noticed a weird long brown thing attached to the bottom of his head (I did not see this before I left o_O). I assume it to be fish poop that somehow got caught on the bottom of his head (I figure it may have been poop that was sitting on the top of his plant, since the leaves of the plant are really large and he likes to rest on the top of it). But I'm worried because I have never seen his poop to be this long or large, it's always been small little poops that would go to the bottom of the tank?

My fish is acting perfectly normal as well, but I'm still worried. x_x

So my question is, what does betta fish poop normally or abnormally look like? Or has anyone seen something like this happen before to their fish? :/
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:10 AM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to FishForum. That has happened to my fish before. Mine have had poops that floated and I just scoop it out. Your fish may have been constipated and just had a big poop. He's probably ok, just keep an eye on him.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:53 PM   #3 
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Thank you for your comment, and thanks for the welcome. ^_^ My fish seems okay, he's even starting to make a bubblenest today so that makes me feel better. I was just shocked to see such a large poop, if it was one... o_O I think I'll buy some other food to help his diet this weekend.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:48 PM   #4 
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Freeze dried or frozen bloodworms, daphnia and brine shrimp are all good choices for your betta. Freeze dried food needs to be rehydrated before feeding and frozen food needs to be thawed out.
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