Need Help With Female Swordtail Please

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Ok guys, I think it may be worms but I want to see if I can get confirmation before treating her. I've had her since December and it seems like once a week she get this long stringy poop. She eats well and is very active, is growing and gaining weight. Water parameters today were :AM .25 NO2 .50 NO3 10 TEMP 79 and PH 8.0. I did a 30 percent water change on it this morning when I got home. I feed a mix of tetrafin tropical flakes, bug bites and bettafin. I also once a week feed fresh veggies, this week was a piece of broccoli. The tank is still cycling with biomedia from another tank so I keep a close eye on the water parameters to make sure none of them get too high. I have included two pictues and you can see the string hanging from her . Hard to get her to sit still long enough to get a good pic.
 

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Uploaded pictures and took old ones out , so go to original post for pictures
 

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Try just uploading files, not full size. It's not that they're not clear, it's that there is just a blue question mark.
 
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Max077 said:
Try just uploading files, not full size. It's not that they're not clear, it's that there is just a blue question mark.
I just uploaded them and took the old ones out
 
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Max077 said:
The pics are showing now, thanks
Is the poop white?
Yes it is white most of the time, today was a little greyer but I would still say white for the most part and it stays attached for days. She doesn't poop it out in a day. That one attached to her now has been there for two days.
 
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Is there noone out there that can possibly see what's going on with her? I took all the males out to reduce her stress so its just her and five females now.
 

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You really shouldn't be keeping fish in an uncycled tank.
Second off, the pictures are blurry.
Good to take the males out.
Are you using prime or something to detoxify the amm/nitrite? Those can cause symptoms where there is no paracite
 
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Whitewolf said:
You really shouldn't be keeping fish in an uncycled tank.
Second off, the pictures are blurry.
Good to take the males out.
Are you using prime or something to detoxify the amm/nitrite? Those can cause symptoms where there is no paracite
I know its not ideal but I had a 20 gallon that was overstocked so I had to move these guys to this one to cut down aggression problems. I made some mistakes when I first started out in december and I was trying to correct them. I do regular water changes and I need to go get some prime on my next check. I had a hard time getting a picture cause she is very active. I'll try the prime first before I medicate for worms. Shes had this problem since I got her and shes the only one showing symptoms like this. All the other females are fine. And she eats really good so maybe its just stress from the uncycled tank.
 

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an epsom salt bath will help as a laxative, separate from other fish, but you will also need some parasite tabs that treat for worms in main tank which that is what it sounds like..
a water change, aquarium salt added, follow directions for how much, think it's a tablespoon for every 5 gallons. 1/ 8 teaspoon for every 5 gallons of epsom salt which can stay until next water change. Also lower the ph, it's way too high, it should be 7-7.2 ... ph down works, follow directions on bottle, temp is a little high as well.
 

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