Need help with platies! potential worms?

frances

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Hello,
I am new to fish keeping and brought 2 platies (and 3 shrimp) from Pets at Home two days ago. Today I've noticed both fish have been pooping long, white strings. Until today, their poop has been brown, so this caught my eye. They're both swimmings around, very active, and eating well, as they have since I got them. I've read up on it and I'm concerned it could be worms or parasites. Both fish have pooped these, and then immediately more start coming out, these strings also seem to be around my tank. I have some ph tests coming in the post, but I'm not sure what to do. I've attached some pictures below. I know this is a tropical fish forum but any help would be appreciated.
Thanks :)
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum :)

See section 3 of the following link for information about deworming fish.
 

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