My female has been having on and off issues with stringy white poo. I have treated it as a parasite several times using the API general cure because she refuses to eat the parasite food. It will go away for a week or two and then come back. The last time it went away for three weeks but came back in the last few days. Sometimes the poo is more brownish in color but she will hold onto it for a few days at a time. She fasts once a week and only gets 2 small pellets twice a day. She is not bloated anywhere except on the bottom of her belly (by her egg sac). The last few days I have been treating her with API general cure since there has been some debate if it is a parsite or not. She has become uninterested in her food and just genrerally dull. She used to be very excited to eat or anytime I turned her light on and now she just sorta sits by her betta log (like attached to it) or in her plants. Not sure what else to do but she does not look like a happy camper. No real phyical changes (besides to whole poop issues) just doesnt seem to be acting right. Any help is really appriciated!
What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta pellets (2 twice a day), blood worms (1 one time a week) and 1 fast day
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day except for her fast day
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? Stress Coat and AQ salt once in a while
Have you tested your water? N/A
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Starting to clamp fins a little bit, slight lose of color
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Isn't really moving around much. She just sort of hangs out in her plants all day or next to/in betta log. Doesn't get excited like she used to when I turn the light on or go to fed her. Hasn't wanted to eat/isn't interested in food. Has been producing stringy white poo which I have been treating for parasites. Today has stringy green poo.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? The white stringy poo has been on and off for a few months (have been treating), the other stuff just in the last few days.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Water change/ good cleaning and using API general cure
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Besides this whole ongoing thing no
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got her in June of last year