Anybody Know What This Is On My Betta Fish's Belly?

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My Betta fish has had white spot before and is still swimming around the tank with his normal energy. However, he's been bloated for about a month now and his belly has turned silver with this white stuff protruding from his anus? He still eats properly but i haven't seen much fecle matter in the tank?

I have already done an extended treatment of esha 2000 but it doenst seem to have made a difference. The tank has regular water changes and tested at nitrates 20ppm and nitrites at 0ppm.
 

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Could be an internal parasite. Let us know if the feces is white and stringy. If it is, then it's highly likely that it's an internal parasite. : ( We can then follow up for you some appropriate remedial procedures...I just dealt with some really really bad internal parasites in one of my tanks, and beat 'em in only 3-4 days. : ) You can too. Keep us closely posted with plenty of details please.
 
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SFGiantsGuy said:
Could be an internal parasite. Let us know if the feces is white and stringy. If it is, then it's highly likely that it's an internal parasite. : ( We can then follow up for you some appropriate remedial procedures...I just dealt with some really really bad internal parasites in one of my tanks, and beat 'em in only 3-4 days. : ) You can too. Keep us closely posted with plenty of details please.
Thank you for replying! Did you experience similar symptoms in your tank? He's been like this for a good month or so but I've been attributing it to constipation as I made the mistake of underestimating his appetite?
 
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