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Old 02-20-2020, 10:47 PM   #1
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Unknown disease in betta

Hey! Iím having some trouble with my male betta fish. I noticed three days ago that he wasnít eating, but I put it off as him eating leftovers in his tank. However, the next day (2 days ago) I noticed some white stringy stuff hanging from his anal area and thought that he may have parasites, so I began medicating with API General Cure & aquarium salt. I have currently dosed his water twice with it and have seen no improvement. He has not eaten or shown interest in food for four days. The white strings have also appeared around the top of his body now. Iím thinking I may have misdiagnosed and itís bacterial. Should I begin treating for a bacterial disease after the General Cure treatment is done? Iím at a loss on how to get him to eat.
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Old 02-20-2020, 11:13 PM   #2
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Anchor worms?

Also what is his set up. Tank size/ tankmates/ water parameters (ammonia/nitrite/nitrate and temp at minimum).

A picture would help, as clear as you can get.

Getting him to eat isnít the priority. Sick fish donít feel like eating (do you when you have the flu!) focus on getting him better and the eating will come.
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:53 AM   #3
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Anchor worms?

Also what is his set up. Tank size/ tankmates/ water parameters (ammonia/nitrite/nitrate and temp at minimum).

A picture would help, as clear as you can get.

Getting him to eat isnít the priority. Sick fish donít feel like eating (do you when you have the flu!) focus on getting him better and the eating will come.






Tank is 4gal, ammonia 0, nitrate/nitrite unknown but I do regular water changes, temp is constantly at 80į exactly. And yeah, I guess the eating thing is true. I just donít want him to starve to death. Itís been five days almost and I can already see him thinning.

So do you think the white strings could point at parasites? One of the pictures shows a white string along his dorsal fin which is why I was thinking it could be bacterial, since theyíre on his body; that and the parasite medication is doing absolutely nothing useful :/
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What am I looking at in those pictures? Is that a screen shot of a fish that looks similar or is that your post screen shot from another site? Either way the quality is too low for me to see anything in the picture. Can you upload the original picture?

How long and what dosage have you been treating with salt/ general cure.
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