Does anyone know what the start of tapeworms in a betta looks like? Frog, whom I've been caring for for about a week now, has been having problems with parasites. they'll show up in her poop, she gets treated, they go away, and then they show up again. she's already been treated twice for parasites with the Jungle brand parasite fizzies and will be getting a third treatment in just a little bit.
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? Usually 80* F
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 other separated betta males
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Topfin color enhancing Pellets and Top fin Freeze-dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day usually (She's been getting fed more frequently to gain weight)
How often do you perform a water change? Usually once a week on wednesday
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? As close to 100% as I can get (Just did a 50% water change today to dilute the aquarium salt for Ratchet's fins and to follow instructions on teh parasite medication
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Usually only Tetra Water Safe, but sometimes Kordon Fish Protector along with the the conditioner
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?She's got a long, stringy white poop right now
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? She's stopped jerking around while swimming since the last parasite treatment, but I've never seen her have just a pure parasite poop
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Probably 20 minutes ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Water change, short epsom salt bath while doing a water change, and will soon be restarting the parasite treatment
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Only recently when my sister added 4 new females to her sorority when frog was still in it, but only 1 of the other girls has shown parasites since then, and has already been treated
How old is your fish (approximately)? We've had her for a few months now, so I'd say probably over a year old.
I've tried to get her to eat some of the Jungle brand parasite pellets, but she isn't interested. I gave what she didn't eat to Ratchet since he always seems to get what she's got.