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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-04-2018, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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Help! White Poop

Today I noticed one of my Betta’s poops is white. It isn’t really incredibly stringy and it looks just like his normal long poops, but white instead of reddish-brown. He is acting completely normal. He is swimming around as usual and still maintains his full appetite but I am very concerned since, from what I have read, white poop is not okay and may point to parasites. I do not want to medicate him unnecessary since he is showing no symptoms and am not even sure what to give him with if I do. I am very new to betta fish keeping as he is my first betta. Can anyone with more experience help me?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-2018, 03:33 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forums.

What are you feeding him. White or stringy poop can not only be an indication of parasites, but their poop represents their diet. If he's swimming and eating normally (also make sure he's not losing weight), just keep and eye on him to see if his condition changes.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 02:09 PM
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I'm new just as of now actually lol. I saw something similar with my betta. Only...he leaves normal tiny brown poops all over his anubias leaves..and then this morning he had a very small but longer bit of whitish poop hanging...3 min later it's gone after he swam around. He's completely normal, almost wags his fins when I came up to his tank and he swims with energy and curiosity all like normal. Up at the top, middle and bottom and poking into the hideouts and swimming through plants. I see nothing wrong with him so I have to wonder if he just ate some of that algae wafer or something else in there..I have live plants so I'm not sure. He seems fine though and not struggling to poop either. In fact right now, just minutes after my observation he is poking under the marimo moss balls in the search for the elusive amano shrimp I have in there. I'll keep watching him though, don't think he has any issues.
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