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Default Discus with white feces

I just noticed one of my Large discus has a long white feces coming out instead of the black like stuff that it should. Whould this be internal parasites? What should I do itfi it is. I read that soaking the tubeflex worms in Flagyl might work. Any suggestions?
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Does the Discus do this a lot or just occasionally.........White or clear poop strings don't necessarily indicate parasites..........Please don't start dumping medications in until you are absolutely sure of the disease.
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No question about it. I was able to retreive the white thing a put i on a flat wet surface. I definatly moved. Yuck!!!! I guess I need to do some more research. What about the other fish and such.

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I mean it moved.
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Usually internal worms are reddish to black colored.............I have used Jungle Parasite Clear Tank Buddies on Loaches and believe it to be effective on many parasitic diseases..........I did repeated doses over a period of time and noticed no ill effect on other fish and the bio system seemed unaffected.

I am not selling the product or telling you that it is the only thing to use.....Read the info on it and decide if it is the thing for you.....If you do use it, be sure to dissolve the tablets in a quart of water before putting it in the tank.
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Good news. I treated the tank with Prazipro. After 1 treatment both discus expelled the worms are are pooping normally!

I did the research on the web and Prazipro looked like the safest thing. It wasn't cheap, 15.00 for 4 oz, but well worth it for my beauties!
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Were you able to identify the worms? I strongly suspect that they were "tape worms" because of the length and color you described.

I am happy that things worked out for you.
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Yes, I figured that they were tape worms also. Where or how would they pick up tape worms. I don't feed them live food/
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They were probally in the fish's gut from an early age.........Tape worms live and grow unnoticed for long periods of time.
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