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Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level 0 * Nitrite Level 0 * Nitrate level 5 ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 72 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 gallons, tank is new but filters have been established for 6 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? AC 70 and Eheim Ecco canister (459 gph total) * How often do you change the water and how much? every 4-5 days 50-80% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 5 days, 100% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2, 5-6 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? 1-2x a day, gel food, veggies, bloodworms, hikari pellets * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? no * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Treated with salt/Prazi when I got them * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? no * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? no, just some swim bladder issues and gulping air at the surface. Being my normal paranoid self I wanted to ask you guys about the poop I have recently been seeing, even though I'm sure it's probably just constipation and nothing to worry about, but it always feels good to have someone else confirm that there's nothing to worry about For the last 3-4 days I have been finding this weird spiral poop in my tank. It is very thin, has a normal round casing around it and then inside the casing there is poop (the color of whatever food I have fed) in a very tight spiral pattern (and it is very thin). I can't be totally certain, but I think it is coming from Puff (who is male). He has had a lot of floaty problems recently and has gotten into the habit of gulping air (I have been doing a fast once a week, peas twice a week, just started spirulina flakes and agar agar gel food). So, I am thinking this is just constipation, right? I tried to get a pic, but couldn't get a clear one. I fasted him yesterday and just fed peas this morning. Just want to make sure that this spirally poop isn't a sign of anything else like internal parasites or something. Thanks!