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Old 12-29-2011, 01:01 AM   #11 
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Yep it's pretty icky to touch. I had to giggle at "heater snot." Glad to know it isn't harmful. Thanks!
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:59 AM   #12 
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yeah, I've heard of it.. never got it. I've only gotten that on any wood items (previous dividers) and it...is... DISGUSTING.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #13 
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Oh boy. Just when I thought I had everything figured out I come back from a New Years party to find out that my VT who was in quarantine for fin rot has a single white/clear-ish strand hanging from both his caudal and anal fins (almost like a hair was caught on his fins; I have long hair). I was able to remove it with a turkey baster, but now I'm worried about putting him back in the 10 gal divided.

Am I being a worry wort?
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:21 PM   #14 
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we always worry when our fishy friends get sick.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:43 PM   #15 
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I'm hoping the strand was maybe some extra slime coat coming off. It didn't look like any kind of parasitic worm, did it?
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:37 PM   #16 
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They didn't look wormy. Looked more fuzzy-like. Kinda like if a long hair was in the water for a long time. It didn't hold together when I got it off with the baster. This isn't the first time I've seen it on him since I put him in quarantine. Today is the last day of his salt bath. I'm removing the salt tomorrow. If I can find them again, I'll try to post a picture.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:40 PM   #17 
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ohh it's excess slime coat!! My betta El Dorado after a biting problem (ich and then septicimia -.- ) got that and it was exactly the same :)
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If he's been in salt then definitely excess slime, since aquarium salt and, to a lesser degree epsom salt, cause extra slime coat production. Whew! Glad it's not worms.
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definitely!
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #20 
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Thanks guys! I'm glad it's just excess slime coat. He'll be going back into his normal home soon. After I get another home set up for the guy who is currently there. I set up a new tank to wake up the next morning and find a leak in it! If it's not one thing it's another.
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