Platy poop - parasite? Ich? Normal?
0, 0, N3 15, ph 8.1, temp currently at 82 farhenheit, but normally 7.9
4 julii cories
2 platies - 1 male, 1 female
3 bleeding heart tetras
1 male guppy
1 dalmation Molly
Tank established for over 6 months and no new additions.
Recently I noticed my male platy having an abundance of poop. It is not stringy, but is on the whiter side with occasional dark parts. He has always pooped a bit more than the others, but not to this,extent.
He has what 1 white spot on his tail, but I can not tell if it is ich or a discoloration. He is not rubbing or hiding and I cannot tell if it is raised or not. I gave him a salt bath a couple days ago, but did not salt the tank because of the cories. I have treated the tank with parashield with the carbonated filter removed and use about 75% of recommended dosage because my bleeding hearts went nuts last time I tried treating. Therefore, I am slowly raising the temp.
So this guy has the most poop. I do feed the fish one smashed pea,every evening, but that is divided between all of them and the platy doesn't get a lot.
The guppy and mollie poop a much darker color and the female platy is in between. I never see the other fish poop, so I can't describe theirs, but they do poop.
Any ideas what is going on? To be clear, the poop is not stringy, thread-like. It has so thickness to it.