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cheri_alexander
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White Poop!!
« on: February 08, 2012, 08:09:17 PM »

55 gallon tank, 2 goldfish. 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, trace nitrates (cycled for a few weeks). 7.5ph, 72 degreesF.
Weekly changes of at least 60%, bacteria, conditioner etc etc.

Crabapple has always had weird poo, at first there were air bubbles in it (she also had Swim Bladder issues) I made her special medicated gel food containing acidophilus and for the past month or so she has had no further issues with that. Then today I noticed a stark white poo! It has to be hers as Zelkova is too tiny for such a large poo. I know this is probably a bacterial infection starting but what can I do? I ordered medicated food tonight (MediGold- has several antibiotics in it) but it will take several days to arrive. Is there anything I can do now? Salt bath? Melafix? Any suggestions are welcome.
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Vicloz2006
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Re: White Poop!!
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 09:04:00 PM »

First off is she lethargic, got a loss of appetite or any redness? These are other signs of bacterial infection and also is it stringy?
(Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.) read this go to the area for White stringy poop it might help you diagnose what she has then you can treat it better! Hope this helps and she is ok!
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cheri_alexander
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Re: White Poop!!
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 09:19:14 PM »

Thanks Vicky. She is perfectly normal for her which is a little off for the "normal" fish. She is eating normally and foraging around the clock like she usually does. The poo was not stringy, it was normal consistancy. She has not had any change in diet. Her diet consists of: 2 types of homemade gel food (one medicated) fresh veg on a daily basis and Hikari freeze-dried or frozen insects, shrimp etc,nothing white or even light in color. I really hope she'll be ok. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 09:33:19 PM »

(Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.) ok how about this site! This has just White poop not stringy does this help?
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cheri_alexander
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Re: White Poop!!
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 10:06:55 PM »

Hmm. Very helpful but they suggest Metronidazole....maybe I should get the MetroMed too. Thanks.
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cheri_alexander
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Re: White Poop!!
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 10:13:14 PM »

Ok, bought the MetroMed too just to be safe. Anyone know which I should try first or can I feed them together? Vicky-thanks for doing the research for me! Smiley


Edit- Ack she is quickly going downhill! Lying on the bottom now which she has literally never done before! Lots of white poop all over the place, some looks a little stringy but not at all like that picture showed.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 11:02:00 PM »

Can you check this link and list which description matches your fish concerning the poop?

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Re: White Poop!!
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 04:40:36 AM »

Have you quarantined her? I don't know what to treat with first, have you checked on the packaging to see if try can be given together! It should say. I suppose it depends which main symptoms she has! If it is starting to go stringy and she has started getting lethargic maybe try treating for bacterial infection! As that seems to be the most symptoms she is showing now, maybe you noticed it early before the main symptoms started! Is she off her food?
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Re: White Poop!!
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 05:26:12 AM »

White poop with air bubbles: There isnt any color to the poop and there is air trapped in the poop. This is signs of constipation, the food isnt being processed in the fish. Fish should be not feed for three days and then feed nothing but peas for three days.



Thin white poop: There isnt any color to the poop. This is a sign of a bacterial infection inside of the fish. Fish should be placed on Anitoboitics and feed nothing but anitibotic foods.



Long clear (zig zag) with air bubbles: There isnt any color to the poop but it is long and with air bubbles in the poop. This is normally the fish reabsorbing eggs.
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Re: White Poop!!
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 08:00:21 AM »

I immediatley thought bacterial infection when I read the first post hmmm, is she showing any other symptoms apart from the white poo and lethargy? Does she still eat?

Hope she gets better soon Cheri!
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Re: White Poop!!
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 05:45:02 PM »

Scrivens- it didn't really look like any of those described. It's perfectly normal consistancy, just white.
She still eats enthusiastically but rests a lot. The medicated food hasn't shipped yet so it will probably arrive next week at the earliest.
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Re: White Poop!!
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2012, 05:42:31 AM »

What does reabsording eggs mean?
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Re: White Poop!!
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2012, 06:19:57 PM »

I think it means if a female retains eggs the body will absorb them.

We are having a recurrence of swim bladder disorder. She is still able to eat, I have her on only canned pumpkin and peas. Still awaiting the medicated food. I haven't seen any more white poo. I am hopeful she'll pull through.
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