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Goldfish with white poo and wont eat garlic!


anastasiam

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  • Ammonia Level (tank): 0ppm
  • * Nitrite Level (tank): 0ppm
  • * Nitrate level (Tank): 20ppm (due for a WC today)
  • * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0
  • * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0
  • * Nitrate level (Tap) 5ppm
  • * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5
  • * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5
    Other Required Info:
  • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops
  • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? EHIEM and biowheel
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime
  • * Water temperature? 72F
  • * How often do you change the water and how much? 1-2 a week, 75-90%

  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? about a week ago
  • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55gallon, running and established about 6 months
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 fish, about 3 and 4"
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy Soilent Green 2x day, spinach 1x a day and fruit slices occasionally. I feed 3 bite sized pieces.
  • * Any new fish added to the tank? No, but plants
  • * Any medications added to the tank? No
  • * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) My moor has had dropsy in the past
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? White poo
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Nothing unusual
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. She's been on MM's (for the dropsy) for the 14 day cycle in the past. I also had her on two cycles of Prazi when she was dropsied, and two cycles about a month and a half ago.

Hi again!

I went to feed my fish this morning and found that my moor was having the long stringy poo again, but this time it was pretty white on the end. I looked at it closely and I don't think its egg poo (Usually the poo is clear with the white zigzags it seems).. I can't get a good picture since the only camera/phone in the house is acting up :(.

She seems to be acting ok so I'm not too worried but I'd like to be sure...

I tried to feed her a bit of garlic and she spits it out. I tried hiding it the Repashy but she'll eat around it and spit out the garlic :(. Any advice??

Thanks guys!

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If I may add a suggestion: Instead of feeding the garlic in chunks, try to make garlic water and make the repashy with that. My thought is that the garlic chunks might be too much for your fish. I know my Hoover doesn't like his garlic in big hunks, but loves it when I soak his food in the garlic water. Elvis is the same.

To make: take your garlic and squish it into a paste. Cover the paste in water. The amount of water you need will be dependent on how strong you want the water to be. Let this sit for one to two hours, also depending on how strong you want it.

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