String of slime hanging from Betta
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Tropical Fish Diseases » String of slime hanging from Betta

String of slime hanging from Betta

This is a discussion on String of slime hanging from Betta within the Tropical Fish Diseases forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Hi, I just arrived to ask this specific question. My betta has a stringy slime about 2 inches long hanging off his body in ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Zebra Loach
Zebra Loach
Red Tailed Shark
Red Tailed Shark
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
String of slime hanging from Betta
Old 05-17-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
 
String of slime hanging from Betta

Hi, I just arrived to ask this specific question. My betta has a stringy slime about 2 inches long hanging off his body in front of his ventral fin. I treated him last week for 5 days with maracyn. The dosage said one tablet/10 gallon tank for 5 days. He lives in a betta tank so I gave him a quarter tablet. He perked up and is eating but the slime reappeared today just a bad as originally. PS I am a vet but we didn't study fish.
3annasmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 01:06 PM   #2
 
stephenmontero's Avatar
 
do u have a heater how big is the tank? PH level nitrates nitrites all of those things will help us help u and welcome to the forum
stephenmontero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 03:06 PM   #3
 
No he just lives in a regular sized beta fish tank from the pet shop. No heater. The ambient temp is about 65 F
3annasmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 04:08 PM   #4
 
stephenmontero's Avatar
 
whoa bettas need to be in 78 degree water man thats 13 degress to cold for him... you need to get a heater ASAP and ur problems will prob go away
stephenmontero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 05:30 PM   #5
 
he needs to be in a 2.5+ galloner to live happily. Not one of those ridiculous betta kits. I would get a heater ASAP they NEED 78 degree water to live happily too.
paws is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 06:01 PM   #6
 
Flashygrrl's Avatar
 
Is he bloated at all? When was the last time he ate and what do you feed him? Look at him from above, does he have raised scales? And I strongly urge you to test your water with a liquid test kit, API makes one of the best ones, and to consider a larger tank and a heater. No doubt the cold water is contributing to vulnerability to disease.
Flashygrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 10:38 AM   #7
 
Ok I just fed him and he is eating fine. I warmed up the water and will see if that helps. He is not bloated or any of those other things mentioned. Just one stringing bit of mucus hanging off of him. Thanks for your help. Anything else I should do?
3annasmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 10:40 AM   #8
 
Oh yeah and I feed him aquarian betta floating pellet food. He's been here for about a year.
3annasmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 04:34 PM   #9
 
are you sure it is "slime"..maybe poop? I would try feeding a pea..it can't hurt..
JMeenen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 03:36 PM   #10
 
a regular green pea??? I think it is proximal to that particular area but then again I have no idea....
3annasmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
white string from anus Aquarius Keeper Tropical Fish Diseases 8 10-29-2008 02:36 PM
string algae emergency MarineMan150 Water Chemistry 11 01-06-2007 04:40 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 PM.