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Old 08-02-2021, 01:18 PM   #1
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Betta is sick. Internal parasites?

I think my betta fish has internal parasites.
He is swollen in the stomach and also hasnít pooped in a few days.

From the beginning
I noticed my betta was swollen in his abdomen a few days ago. He was having issues swimming to the top of the tank when I was feeding him and would sink down to the bottom of the tank.

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I decided to fast him because I thought he was constipated. He fast for 3 full days. On the 4th day, he was given a defrosted pea. On the 4th day I noticed a long white string hanging out of his belly, which I think is the hole where the poop comes out from.
Iím not sure if the white string is from constipation or if it is a parasite ?

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Today is the 5th day, I am at work and I donít know what preventions to take later on today.
I live in Canada, and it is extremely hard to find parasite medication for fish (has something to do with the laws here) I wanted to try general cure but it is not sold in Canada.

Can anyone recommend me medication that I can get in Canada for internal parasites ? Or any other recommendations would be great.

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Have you tried the online shop AMAZON ? Go there website ( Iíve attached a link below) https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=internal+p..._ts-doa-p_1_15
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PS you fish might have dropsy which is incurable, so you might have to get rid of the fish. 🙁

Good luck! Hope you can make him better !

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You have similar restrictions on medications in canada to what we have here in the UK. Aquarium salt is a good treatment that is available where medication is not available. Will cover a broad range of issues.

1 tablespoon/5 gallons.

Is your tank planted? Some plants wont tolerate salt.
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