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Old 07-16-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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Quick Diagnosis help please - New Angelfish Tube from Anus

New juvenile angelfish just brought home from pet store for new tank that just completed cycling. Because it's a new tank and not much invested in current stock (and because I didn't have a separate tank) they went into the tank the same day.

I noticed what I thought was some poop hanging loose, but on closer inspection (and a bit of reading) am worried it is Camallanus or similar.

I have a couple of pretty high resolution images and hope someone can tell me for sure.

I yanked both (since they were in the same tank in the store) and they are in a bucket at present, not sure if I should put them back or not (may become moot, even with a bubbler I have not sure how long they will live in a bucket).

The first is when they were still floating in the bag, and the clear, segmented appearance led me to be sure they were some kind of poop.



Here's another shot up closer, where it looks as though some of it broke off:



So do I have a serious problem, or just a new fish with a bowel problem?
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:03 PM   #2
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it's poop, nothing more, nothing less.
From the looks of the first pic, the lfs was feeding primarily brine shrimp.
Put them back in the tank, feed them a good diet and they will be fine.

all the pics of Camallanus that I just looked at look nothing at all like your pics. The worms are red and usually multiples are seen.
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Thank you. That's a relief. Easy to panic when you're new to all this, and read a couple stories that seem to describe the end of the world from similar symptoms.
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