I've had my betta Leaky Buckets for a year, and this site has always been a huge help! Now I have a problem that I have no idea what to do about.
Leaky has long brown strings hanging off his fins. It doesn't look like he has any fin rot, though. I do have well water, so it is not uncommon to see little brown flecks in his tank from time to time, i guess because my water is really hard. He seemed lathargic, so I put him in a gallon bowl for salt baths.
Anyway, I woke up this morning to see a large chunk of these brown strings gathered in the bottom of the bowl. It seems like WAY too much to be falling off his body, but where else could they have come from??
A little bit about my setup:
10 g tank
heater (76 - 78 degrees)
he's the only fish and I change my water once a week.
i add salt to the water every time i change it, also.
What in the world could this be?