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Old 01-27-2020, 10:07 PM   #1
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Do my fish have internal parasites?

I have a 36 gallon tank with 3 platies, 5 neon tetras, 2 Cory cats, 3 ghost shrimp and 2 dwarf Gouramis. This is my first tank ever so I didnít realize something could be wrong if they have white stringy poop. Theyíve all always pooped like that so I assumed it was normal. Now Iíve read that it could mean they have internal parasites. Besides the poop, they seem very healthy. They all eat great, donít spit it out and look and swim like normal fish. What should I do? Treat the tank just in case? If so, what do I use?

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Old 01-28-2020, 09:17 AM   #2
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Hello Tig...

You can gradually increase the amount of your weekly water change. Gradually work up to the point you remve and replace at least half the tank water every week. Add a bit of standard aquarium salt to the new, treated tap water. I use a healthy teaspoon in every five gallons of water change water. Parasites won't be able to live and reproduce in pure water with a trace of salt.

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