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Old 11-29-2010, 07:44 PM   #1 
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Help!! WTH is this? A worm?

We literally purchased this female from the pet store last night; introduced it to the tank this afternoon. And now, tonight, we see this white stringy thing hanging from the bottom of the fish. Is this a worm? It showed up so fast!

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:03 PM   #2 
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That is definitely a worm. She's bloated too which also shows parasitic infestation.

I'm not sure about medications for parasites, but aquarium salt and raising the temp slowly with an adjustable aquarium heater up to 80F will help when medicating.

I think jungle makes anti-parasitic medication.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:05 PM   #3 
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It actually looks some what like poo...Do you have a better pic?
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:11 PM   #4 
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I think it's just white poo, but white poo is a sign of parasites and she does look a bit bloated...
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:17 PM   #5 
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Be it white poo or a worm either of those are signs of parasitic infection and paired with bloat to boot. I would suggest a good anti parasite medication or if not (im not sure here bu i think) use aquarium salt 1-2 tsps. per gallon and keep the water PRISTINE.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:21 PM   #6 
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I dont think the fish poop white.. Man this is bad luck
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:24 PM   #7 
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Sometimes they do.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:25 PM   #8 
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Bettas can poo white, if they are sick. Ive seen it, it's not pretty, OR hard to miss!
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:28 PM   #9 
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the Petco we got this from SUCKS. We lost a male to ich in less than two weeks. And we treated it best we could.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:29 PM   #10 
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Her fins seem to be clamped as well. Is she lethargic in any way? Eating ok?
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