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Old 02-25-2012, 10:21 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Betta with Tapeworm?

The pet store gave me this fish for free, he has always been sickly.
I have had a few regular beta fish, this one is a dragon?
He has had this worm like thing for four days now. I thought it might be his intestines coming out but now I think it is a worm. It stays at the same length and doesn't move. Here are some pics. It is not poop. What would be the best way to kill the worm? I cannot find any pics that show a worm like this one.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:15 AM   #2 
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Wow.. haven't seen this one.

Bumping this to bring it back to the top and going to msg someone who may have more of an ideal of what is going on. I'm used to external parasites.. but not ones that are worm-ish.

I'm trying to see whether it is a parasite or what it is.. but can't. You've stumped me.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #3 
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I found some links that might be helpful:

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/disease/anchorworm.php
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/treati...m-2664217.html
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #4 
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I personally have never heard of this but I found the links on google.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:25 AM   #5 
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Oh honestly sometimes you all over react when it's simply poop...

The best thing to do...

*pictures load*

WAAAAAUGH! WHAT IS THAT THING!
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:26 AM   #6 
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I had checked out anchor worm already, but it didn't seem to fit.. This one looks to be pretty large.
Then again, unsure how bit the fish is, etc.

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*pictures loading still*

Oh honestly sometimes you all over react when it's simply poop...

The best thing to do...

*pictures load*

WAAAAAUGH! WHAT IS THAT THING!
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:31 AM   #8 
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*blushes*

Did I mention I'm an OCD hygengnic? Seeing something like that makes me want to clean the tank.. Again.. Hahahaha
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:31 AM   #9 
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*pictures loading still*

Oh honestly sometimes you all over react when it's simply poop...

The best thing to do...

*pictures load*

WAAAAAUGH! WHAT IS THAT THING!
LOL, I had the same reaction. I have never seen anything like it.

Maybe nematodes?
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/disease/ematodes.php

Ack! Oooo gross!
http://www.aquarium-pond-answers.com...s-in-fish.html

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:05 AM   #10 
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Other then him being thin, are there any other signs? How is his activity level? Does he eat? Has he gone to the bathroom since you got him? Have you tried treating him for anything? Was he like this when you got him?
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