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.
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 ?
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.