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Hello recently i have noticed that my Betta has been swimming around with a very long, what looks like, piece of brown poop hanging from him. Its very stringy and does fall off eventually. This is only a few days old so im worried he may be sick.

I have tried googling this issue and came up with so many different answers.

A little backround:

I have a 3.5 gallon tank with him and a small catfish. I have the water between 79-82 degrees. Recently my filter broke. I didnt realize and crap started to build up in the tank. i got a new filter and did a heavy water change.

when the filter was starting to break down is when this long brown stringy poop started to develop.

I have tried fasting him for two days or so then feeding him a pea...doesnt seem to affect his condition.

he swims around normally and eats regularly, so i dont know if this is something i should be concerned with or not.

Here is a pic of him....you can see it hanging down beneath his chin..




Any help would be great. Thanks!
 

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Well this is a relatively new development, this long brown poop thing...and its constant so i dont think its normal.

And yes it a Corey Catfish. the Betta tends to sit near him and they sleep in the same together at night. They get along just fine.

As far as the size of the tank is concerned, i would like a larger tank but space is a real issue at the moment and even another 2 gallons would be problematic for where the tank is located.

Thanks for replying.
 
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