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I need help. I've been keeping fish since 2011.....I currently have a 40GB...I have a Black Phanton Tetra that presented yesterday with white feces? Not long, stringy or slimy...more like short pieces like tape worm? What should I do? I have a 10G I can set up as a "hospital tank". Don't have a clue what to medicate with? Watched some Rachel O'Leary videos...she warns against medicating unless you know exactly what you are medicating for! Should I just net him and clove oil him? Help!
 

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If it's just recent as in a day or two, I would just do a nice big water change and cit back to feeding every other day or even every third day. Try feeding veggies and avoid heavy protein foods.

If it persist even after a week you may need to resort to some medicstion
 

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Thanks for your replies....currently I am feeding Wardley Advanced Nutrition Tropical Fish Flakes (for my Tetras, Pearl Gouramis & Dwarf Cochlid) and Hikari Sinking Wafers for my Leopard Catfish and Siphodon. All my fish seem to be perfectly healthy with great appetites. Although my Dwarf Cockatoo Cichlid was presenting a long whitish string of feces tonight? What to do?
 

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I suppose you could give them a preventative dose of levamisol in case it is internal parasites. It also boosts the immune system.

Just google levamisol fish, you will find a number of sites selling in small quantities.
 

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I do not favor meds until it is really needed and in this case there are several other things beside worms. A change in diet may be a good move as it is not as likely to cause problems as some meds do.
 
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