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Some of my fish have had long, brown, stringy poop trails hanging from them lately. This is a new thing (I think?) and I haven't changed their diet. None of them are acting sick but if there's something wrong I'd want to catch it early. Any ideas or suggestions?

I did recently add a BN pleco after a too-short QT (only 1 week) because the heater broke in the QT and he looked healthy so I just chucked him into the main tank.

I could soak some food in garlic juice but I'm not sure how often to do that?

I'm hesitant to use medications because this is a planted tank with shrimp, snails, and scaleless fish. What do you think?

EDIT: After a week, the poop turned white. I guess I was seeing early symptoms of parasites. I hope that some General Cure will be enough? Fish are still eating and behaving normally.
 

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Is the poop "stringy" or is it just long and hanging from the body? If its not white, and not stringy I wouldnt worry much. Perhaps try feeding some cooked, peeled peas as it could be a sign of constipation more than anything else.
 
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