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Okay so I’ve had my two cherry barbs (1 male and 1 female) for about 1 month. They are very active and have a huge appetite, even managing to eat the sinking shrimp pellets as well as their flakes. However, my little duo keep passing white poop and I’m scared it means they have an internal parasite or some internal infection of some kind.

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Typically when a fish is still active and eating this white feces is a sign of tapeworm- which is pretty common in fish from the LFS.

I would get a treatment that's active ingredients contain praziquantel. Can use either 100% praziquantel from a source like Jemco.com https://jehmco.com/html/medications.html or a medicated food like what is offered at Angelsplus.com https://angelsplus.com/collections/f...worming-flakes.
There is also API General Cure or Hikari Prazipro.

That they are still healthy is a good sign.


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Typically when a fish is still active and eating this white feces is a sign of tapeworm- which is pretty common in fish from the LFS.

I would get a treatment that's active ingredients contain praziquantel. Can use either 100% praziquantel from a source like Jemco.com https://jehmco.com/html/medications.html or a medicated food like what is offered at Angelsplus.com https://angelsplus.com/collections/f...worming-flakes.
There is also API General Cure or Hikari Prazipro.

That they are still healthy is a good sign.
Thank you so much!! I just contacted my local fish store to see if they offer any of the medicine you have linked! Thank you a lot for helping
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