Tank: 5 gallon
Original setup: More than a year ago; cycled
Equipment: Heater, Filter, Airstone, Light
Water changes: Weekly, 50%
Occupants: 1 betta, 2 amano shrimp, 2 nerite snail (one is going to be moved out)
Nitrate: 10 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
I'm starting to think my 5 gallon is cursed, though whatever is affecting this betta may be something that happened to my last belated betta.
Today I noticed tiny short white strings on my betta that I recently moved into the previously vacant 5 gallon (pictures below).
At first I thought ick but these aren't spots, they're little strings.
Are these anchor worms? I ordered API General Cure just in case. If these ARE anchor worms, they're far too small to remove manually. Or is this what excess mucus on a fish looks like?
I think I see some on my other betta who spent some time in this tank previously; super small and hard except at certain angles.
His behavior seems to be normal and he is eating, but his fins look more clamped.