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Old 03-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #1 
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Parasites?

Okay, the past couple days Katana has been acting more mellow, not moving around a whole lot. No color loss though, and will not flare.

Housing
What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? yup (baffled)
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? nope
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? New Life Spectrum
How often do you feed your betta fish? Everyday x2 w/ fasting

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Nope

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Hasn't
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? More mellow, won't flare (See at the top), poop is white
When did you start noticing the symptoms? White poop today, the rest a couple days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Maybe around 2 months, fins aren't fully developed
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:27 PM   #2 
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I believe reading somewhere that white stringy poop indicates some kind of internal parasite. Although I have a feeling you've read it too and is just posting to confirm.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:52 PM   #3 
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If it's stringy, it's probably parasites. If it's chunky, it might be an egg poop.

It's a lot harder to tell with females just because they have the possibility of egg poops and sometimes those can be stringy.

Keep a close eye on here and perhaps isolate and start with epsom salt at 1 tsp/gal to get her going. That will most likely help you determine if it's parasites or egg poop.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:54 PM   #4 
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I am pretty sure it is a male that hasn't fully developed his fins. The ventral fins, I think that's what they are called, are super long. It may be egg pop if it is a girl though. I will keep looking at it though, since it was really thick poop.

I will update if anything else happens.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:58 PM   #5 
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He/she looped white again, I am not sure what the effusion poop looks like.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:52 PM   #6 
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I dunno, Kfry. From the pic, Katana looks like a Kei again. The ventrals are long but they look like female ventrals. Plus, the head looks female. Males have more of a humped head, while females are more straight from the head to the back. If that's the case, we're looking at eggy poo. To help her out, you can put her in 1-2 tsps of epsom salt per gallon until she's pooing normally again. This should actually help even if it's parasite poo.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:28 AM   #7 
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Alright well once she is done and better... She is going in the sorority!
I already have the epsom salt, so I will get started on that after I get home from school.

Females confuse me now lol.
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Hahaha, oh trust me. Females confuse a lot of guys.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:45 PM   #9 
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I know, well hopefully my mini NPTs ammonia gets stable. I will be testing it before I put them in of course. That way I can add Kei to the sorority the safe introduction way, through a net where she can't get attacked vice versa.
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Good plan.
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