What's new

Is This Fin Rot Or Worms On My Betta?

andy36yr19

Fish Fanatic
Joined
Oct 7, 2018
Messages
74
Reaction score
2

Colin_T

Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2008
Messages
19,826
Reaction score
3,875
Location
Perth, WA
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.

------------------------
If you set your camera's resolution to its lowest setting (around 2MB), the images will be smaller and should fit on here.

And if you turn your phone on its side (so it is horizontal), the images will fill up the entire screen instead of just the middle section.
 
OP
A

andy36yr19

Fish Fanatic
Joined
Oct 7, 2018
Messages
74
Reaction score
2
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.

------------------------
If you set your camera's resolution to its lowest setting (around 2MB), the images will be smaller and should fit on here.

And if you turn your phone on its side (so it is horizontal), the images will fill up the entire screen instead of just the middle section.
Ok thanks I'll put him in a hospital 3.5g tank
 

Colin_T

Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2008
Messages
19,826
Reaction score
3,875
Location
Perth, WA
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.
 
OP
A

andy36yr19

Fish Fanatic
Joined
Oct 7, 2018
Messages
74
Reaction score
2
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.
Are you sure? He is in a community with guppies, neons, shrimp, and a pleco. Cant the worm spread to them?
 

Colin_T

Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2008
Messages
19,826
Reaction score
3,875
Location
Perth, WA
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.
 
OP
A

andy36yr19

Fish Fanatic
Joined
Oct 7, 2018
Messages
74
Reaction score
2
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.
Ok thanks
 

AmandaN

New Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2014
Messages
24
Reaction score
6
Location
US
Yeah moving the fish will just bring on another layer of stress.. and could escalate the problem.
 

trending

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Top