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Fish treatment advice

Discussion in 'Fish' started by jbanman14, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. jbanman14

    jbanman14 Copepod

    Hi MACS,

    I had 2 questions. I recently picked up a clown and put him in qt. I noticed he has white stringy poop so likely an internal parasite. I have also noticed occasionally a few fish in my DT have had light colored stringy poop (not as clearly white as the clown), my emperor angel, tang and powder blue. the ones in the display tank have been in there for 4-6 months and are fat and super healthy looking other than this. They eat like pigs, swim fine and show no other signs of issues. I've only seen the white stringy poop on them a few times but with a kid i cant observe the tank as much as i would like. 2 questions:

    Is it possible for the DT fish to have internal parasites but still act and live on fine? I have a ton of coral and don't want to pull them all out for QT and throw all my nutrients off and stress everything unless necessary. If so does the metro+focus thing actually work and reef safe?

    For the clown will the metro in water column also work or do I also have to get prazi?

    Thanks for any assistance.
  2. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yes its possible for them to appear fine. Prazipro can be dosed into dt with caution. Most likely will lose tube worms and the like.

    Metro should cover internal parasites Keep up with the dosing regimen and after the course if still not cured id try prazipro

    Edit after I reread the question. Metro in the water column is less effective on internal parasites and really should be used with focus or a binder in the like. Metro in the water column should be for external parasites
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  3. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Dr. G’s (I think) has a food that has antibiotics in it. I have successfully used it before. Fish seem to like it for a few days before they reside they think it tastes weird. Aquatic art sells it and I am sure other stores do as well.

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