yep, it pulled itself back in. it was really long, and at one point there were two ends sticking out. and then... gradually, it snuck back in... 0_o im pretty sure its a parasite, since it looks... wormy, but what do i do?? my PK has been having cloudy eye spots again, but originally i thought it was becuase of i rearranged his plants and there was some dieoff was causing the water quality to go down. but now i have my suspicions that it has to do with these creepy white strings that came out and somehow dissappeared back in..
hes currently being quarantined in another container with some aq salt added.
What size is your tank? 10 gal divided 3 way
What temperature is your tank? 78-79
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no its already hot enough here..
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 divided fellow bettas, nerites and pond snails
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets and occasional frozen bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 4 pellets a day or 2 pellets 2 worms
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? a cloudy spot on both eye and that creepy white string he was pooping and never came out.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not really changed, still active
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 days ago his eyes clouded, the poop was tonight.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? AQ salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? had a spot of cloudy eye that mysteriously disappeared on its own.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year?
i have crappy pictures here, but its better than nothing! sorry about the quality. in all of them, just look for the white string that hangs where he poops.