laritheloud Posted September 2, 2021 Share Posted September 2, 2021 (edited) Hello! My thicklip gourami loves to give me anxiety. She's behaving fine but passing some stringier poos. The tank has been through parasite treatments in the past, and no other fish has stringy poop problems. It's also not a constant thing. I'm guessing constipation and she keeps eating way too much (I always catch her stealing the corydoras' food, the snail food, everyone's food, and she barrels through huge groups of fish to get more food). I already fast the fish up to twice a week. Should I be concerned about the stringyness? Should I add peas to the diet or focus on feeding different foods to prevent bowel troubles? There's a part of me that wants to dump antiparasitic meds in the water so I can be sure, but I also treated for parasites in the past with Praziquantel and Levamisole (separate occasions). I'm not entirely sure why she seems to be the only one with problems other than she seems to gorge herself on food more than the other fish. I can try to feed even less per day, but I'm nervous all the fish won't get their share! Advice? Thoughts? Should I just try not to worry about it and let them be? EDIT to add parameters: Ph. 8.0 Amm 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 5-10ppm Kh/Gh both around 10 77 degrees Edited September 2, 2021 by laritheloud Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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