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Internal parasite???

Discussion in 'Dwarf Cichlid Health' started by Cookie_apisto, Mar 3, 2017.

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    Cookie_apisto Member

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    Is my male agassizii got internal parasite problem? He got a white thing coming out from his anal. Hope the picture help.

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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    The clear white thing looks like intestinal mucus, not a parasite. But he might have parasites you can't see, or an internal bacterial infection. Does he look, act, and eat ok, except for the stringy mucus?
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    He eat and act normal and also bully the Serbai corys!
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    He's probably OK then. Certain foods, or a change in diet, sometimes cause excess mucus temporarily. If he stays that way more than a week, there might be some kind of protozoa, bacteria, or worms in the gut causing it. I would not try to medicate it unless you see other evidence of a problem: such as appetite loss, skittish behavior, unusually pale or dark color, rapid/heavy breathing, body or eye swelling, pink/red in nostrils, etc.
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    He started not doing well yesterday which i noticed that he seem to have no energy and not eating now. I just bought him for less than three weeks and he was ok before until I started feeding them the NLS thera a 6mm pellets.I just dropped two of these pellets a day and let them pick on it. I dont know maybe there is nothing to do with that pellets becuase all my other fish is fine even the female agassizii have no problem.
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    So sorry ... it might be an infection or parasite he already had before you got him; no real way to be sure. Probably not caused by the NLS food.
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    Thank you for the advise anyway

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