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What’s that white spec? Is this just poop? He’s swimming close to the surface and occasionally swims sideways. I only feed him 2 pellets a day

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Camallanus worms, paging u/adcas

Treat your betta with Levamisole, you should treat everything else in the tank.

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<- needs an intervention1 point · 5 days ago

Parasitic poop but not camellanus (camellanus looks like red worms are hanging from the anus, because that's exactly what happens.)

This looks like a job for Praziquantel, treated every three days (most people only recommend two treatments, but I like to be REALLY thorough and go for the whole three treatments.) He doesn't need to eat it, it doesn't kill your cycle or inverts, and it stays in the water column for the three days you're not treating.

You'll need to treat again in two weeks to kill off anything that survived the first treatment, and then I'd do a prophylactic treatment every six months from here onward.

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