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Is This Fin Rot Or Worms On My Betta?

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by andy36yr19, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. andy36yr19

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    The only picture I can see anything on is the one with the blue circle around a thin white thing.

    It is not finrot.

    It could be a juvenile anchor worm but Bettas don't normally get these. I would monitor the fish over the next few weeks and see what it turns into.

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    Ok thanks I'll put him in a hospital 3.5g tank
     
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    There's no need to move him into another tank, especially if the one he is currently in has an established filter. Just leave him in his current tank and monitor him.
     
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    Are you sure? He is in a community with guppies, neons, shrimp, and a pleco. Cant the worm spread to them?
     
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    If it's an anchor worm it needs to develop, which will take a week or two. If it develops a Y shape then it is anchor worm and will need to be removed. If it doesn't develop into the Y shape then it's not anchor worm and is not going to spread.
     
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    Ok thanks
     
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    Yeah moving the fish will just bring on another layer of stress.. and could escalate the problem.
     

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