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Hi everyone,

1: cyano

I was gone for three days, I had removed all the cyano I could before, then I came back and it was dense. I performed a gravel vac, while peeling it off the surface. I just bought some plants to put in ... and they haven’t rooted just yet ... so I don’t want to do a blackout. I am considering the nuke ... chemiclean or ultralife blue green remover.

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Thoughts? I now have the second thing pop up at the same time.

2: parasites on these fish or constipation? I’ll attach photos.

I was away for 3 days and didn’t feed. Came back, fed the moment I returned - all fish ate. Then one had a brown stringy poop ... figured that’s ok ... then another did ... the first was complimented with some awkward swimming, but when the poop passed, she swam just fine with the school.

This morning, I noticed these clear poops ... not sure what to do - do I buy two treatments today? I fed this morning to see if they’d take it - they all ate ... should I medicate food? If so, with what?

Note: no inverted tummy ... one is female the other male ... male has very normal behavior - still flaring for females...female flexing her fins just fine as well. I read this could be from stomach lining/reabsorption of eggs.

I appreciate the help, as I’d like to hit the store in the next few hours.
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If you have cyno bacteria then a blackout won't help it doesn't need light to grow it's not algae. You should immediately treat with Erythromycin which is an antibiotic. Any good fish store will sell it. If your fish have a bacteria problem this will also help. Follow the directions on the package. You will need to remove your biological filter media while treating. I take mine out and stick it in a bucket with tank water during treatment days.

If you don't know if you have it or not, then smell your tank. It has a foul odor when the cyno is disturbed.
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Thank you so much for the reply - when I called the LFS, they said they can’t sell it anymore, but they do have other products (one of them being chemiclean for reef tanks that should work for freshwater).

Even if the parasite is inside, the antibiotic will still help?

From my attached photos, what are your thoughts?
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I've used ultralife blue green remover numerous times and actually recently in the past couple months. It has eliminated the BGA every time. Make sure to have a air-stone running per instruction. I had the lights on as normal as well.
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Thanks for the reply - I’m going to pick one of these antibiotics today. I’ll let everyone know my experience.
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Dosed with ultra life blue green slime remover.

Confirmed with several people that the poop was simply due to not eating for a long time, then eating suddenly - stomach and metabolism ... all good.

Will update on ultra life.

Thanks for all the support.
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Did you need to remove the BGA after it died? Or did it just lift off and get filtered?
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Did you need to remove the BGA after it died? Or did it just lift off and get filtered?
For me, the BGA turns grayish and dissolves away so there's no need to physically remove it.
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Day 1 on the treatment: it hasn’t spread but it hasn’t died either. Some spots got removed.

Rounding day 2: some of the cyano on the wall is “peeling” off and some noticeable oxygen bubbles formed on it.
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