30 Gallon Tank What is the pink string hanging from my guppy?

Akerious

I’m not sure if this is an emergency but it’s safe to say I’m freaked out, so I went ahead and filled out all the information here:


Tank
What is the water volume of the tank?
34 gallon hexagon
How long has the tank been running? Since March 1, 2021
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What is the water temperature? ~79 degrees farenheit
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 4 guppies, 1 bueno aires tetra (gotten with the tank, the other passed away), 6 harlequin rasboras, 1 rubber nose pleco, 3 snails

Maintenance
How often do you change the water?
Once a week
How much of the water do you change? 30%
What do you use to treat your water? Seachem Prime
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? Substrate and water

*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish?
Yes
What do you use to test the water? API freshwater master test kit
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.
Ammonia:
0.25 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 10 ppm
pH: 7.8 ppm

Feeding
How often do you feed your fish?
Twice a day
How much do you feed your fish? 2-3 pinches
What brand of food do you feed your fish? TetraColor supplementing with OmegaOne brine shrimp and bloodworms
Do you feed frozen? No
Do you feed freeze-dried foods? Yes

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish?
I got her around April 2021
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? About an hour ago. Nothing different this morning when I turned on the lights.
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? Pinkish-red string hanging from guppy.
Have you started any treatment for the illness? No
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? No
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? She seems normal and is still eating and socializing fine, maybe a little bit distressed?

Explain your emergency situation in detail.
I noticed a long pinkish red string coming out of my guppy about an hour ago. She seems mostly fine if not a stressed but I don’t see how this could be normal.
So it came out, whatever it was. So that’s good news, I think. Does anyone know what it was or what might be causing it?
 

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awilkinson871

It honestly just looks like a really long poo.
 
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StarGirl

Agree a reaaaaaaaly long poo. You must feed red colored food. ;)
 
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Akerious

Oh, wow. So I was essentially thinking she was dying because of a poo. Well thank you guys for clearing that up!!
 
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