Possible parasite?

heavenlydi

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I just got another betta a few weeks ago and noticed a white substance right in front of her lower fin, on her belly, when I got her. It’s there while she poops, her poop appears segmented but brown. She’s from PetSmart in a split 20 gallon with another female I got at the same time. they had a week of Bettafix just incase. She swims normally, has a great appetite and comes to the front of the tank when we go in front of it. Does anyone know what this could be?

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Nitrate about 20-25
Nitrite 0
 

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The fish is a female. Female Betta splendens have a white ovipositor (egg laying tube). Males have a dark one. Your fish is simply a happy, well fed female that wants to breed. Nothing wrong with her besides she wants a boyfriend.
 
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heavenlydi

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The fish is a female. Female Betta splendens have a white ovipositor (egg laying tube). Males have a dark one. Your fish is simply a happy, well fed female that wants to breed. Nothing wrong with her besides she wants a boyfriend.
That’s great news, thank you! They’re my first females so this is new to me.
 

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