I posted this in the regular fishforum, but no-one could help me...
My Betta is in a community tank, a coupla days ago I saw something
long & white attached between his/her pectoral fins. This "thing" was
sort of flat & almost transparent/whitish with what looked like a head
and possible darker/guts inside. ONE thing, not lots like anchor worms etc.
It dropped off as I watched & the next day there was another there.
They come & go. Betta seems healthy, eats & swims fine.
I have researched this for days & asked various petshop owners locally.
No-0ne knows what is happening.
I was told to quarantine the betta & treat for parasites...
I was told to leave him in tank & treat whole tank for parasites (I have snails & shrimp too tho - & they would have to be removed).
I hate to treat him when I don't know for sure what's up.
Today he has nothing on him... I have a link to pix (the best I could get)
I was then searching betta anatomy & wondered could I have a female?
This is the place where they are pregnant etc..where I have seen the "things".
Does not match up with any pix of any parasites etc that I could find.
Any help MUCH appreciated!