what is that hanging out from male betta

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by himeh, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. h

    himeh New Member Member

    Just noticed Mack has his testes hanging out...or something hanging out, I don't know.

    It's located posterior from the pelvic/ventral fin or anterior of the anal fin..

    if it's his testes, is this normal? or is Mack getting sick?

    He is still flaring against the other betta (divided tank), looks normal, and acts normal...well today he spent most of his day inside his favorite bell tower. He comes out to breath or face off with the other betta.....

    Please let me know...thanks
  2. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Welcome to FishLore
    I'm sorry your betta is worrying you. Can you post a pic?
    Are you sure it isn't poo? I've seen mine go as well as pics, sometimes it's almost unbelievable the size stool they can pass.
    Sometimes fish can have a prolapse, but I think it's more prevalent with live bearers.
  3. OP

    himeh New Member Member

    It's gone...I think it was poop....man that was HUGE! I'll post some pics soon...but w/out poop...
  4. Red1313

    Red1313 Fishlore VIP Member

    Hehe, can't wait to meet your little man :p
  5. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Can't wait to see him!

    I'm glad is was what it was. lol
    Cami, one of my female Bettas did that once. Poor thing. lol
  6. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    :) I'm glad to hear everything is ok. These little fish can surprise you sometimes!
  7. ara

    ara Valued Member Member


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