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Old 02-09-2005, 01:51 AM   #1
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Could this be some kind of worm?

About a week ago I bought a pajama cardinal from my lfs. Today i noticed that there is something long and white that appears to be coming out of it. I looked up some information and as far as i can tell, it might be a threadworm. It's very skinny and white with something that looks like ridges on it. My fish seems healthy but i'm worried because the info i found said it could be fatal if not cured immediately. Sorry i don't have a picture but could someone please help me figure out how to identify it and what to do about it. Thanks
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:27 AM   #2
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Re: Could this be some kind of worm?

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Today i noticed that there is something long and white that appears to be coming out of it.
From the skin or the anus?

Could be an internal parasite problem which will require treating in a QT tank.

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It was coming out of this fish's anus but it seems to have gone away overnight. I'm sure it's still a problem though. What should i do?
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Umm... What are the odds that it was actually fish poop.
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Stringy (often white) feces are generally the sign of an internal bacterial/parasite problem. Most time a stint in the QT treated with Metronidazole will do the trick if so.

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Haha...i don't know if it was fish poop or not. It definately looked like something that was alive. I'll figure out something i guess. Thanks
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