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Fish Pooping Out White/clear Stringy Stuff?

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by fry_forever!, May 3, 2009.

  1. fry_forever!

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    Hi. My fish have been pooping out the white-clearish stringy stuff for a while, and I've heard that it's an internal parasite. My fish were done with their ich treatments half a week ago, and now almost all of their parasitical symptoms are gone..... except they're still pooping out that white stringy stuff. Is it just a parasite that could be causing this? Because I've had my temp up to 87F for this whole week to help get rid of the last of ich, and they are still pooping that gross stuff out like there's no tomorrow. Could it be something with their diet? I feed them Nutrafin trop. flake food once a day, and sometimes I'll give them an algae disc or a few shrimp pellets,(for the corys.) but normally only once every couple days. Do you think constipation is still a possibility?

    I really want to get rid of this, so I can declare my fish "healthy" again, for like the first time in almost 6 months of suffering from this! (I can't seem to get rid of it!)

    Thanks in advance for any help!
    Cheers!

    P.S. I used Jungle Labs Parasite clear to treat the ich, but it didn't help much, and it said to only treat twice. So I followed the instructions, and stopped treating, but kept my temp up and increased aeration. This ich is never-ending! :angry:
     
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    Do the fish still have whitespot, if so you need to keep treating. or change meds. You would have to do a water change and run some black carbon before you switched meds.

    Long stringy white poo can be constipation, bacterial infections, internal parasites.
    Clear poo can be the fish hasn't been eating, internal parasites.
    Do any fish look skinny or bloated.
    Does the tummy look sunken in.
    Any fish with bent spines,
    Do any fish swim on there sides.
    Is the anus enlarged or red and inflamed.
    Any worms prutruding from the anus.
     
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    I would treat your fish for internal parasites.
    Being skinny with a bent spine can be old age, fish tb, internal parasites.
    Do you feed any red or pink foods to the fish.
     
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    Its hard to say fish tb without loads of symtoms and test.
    Its best to worm your fish instead as being skinny and bent can also by signs of internal parasites.
     
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    Ok, I'm not too worried anymore though. What do you mean "it's best to worm my fish"?
     
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    Its best to worm new fish for internal parasites.
     
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    Can you please explain how to do that? Best meds to use??
     
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    Can you please explain how to do that? Best meds to use??

    What's your location.
     
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    What fish have the internal parasites, as not all internal wormers treat camallanous worms.

    For camallanous worms you need levaimsole.
     
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    All of them... but maybe not the corys...

    Can't I just treat it with a medicated food?

    http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http...sa%3DN%26um%3D1
     
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    Yes you can use medicated food as long as the fish are still eating and all the fish eat it.
     

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