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Post by poolmako on Mon May 17, 2010 10:21 pm

when i turned on the 135 this morning one of my otter point jakes had a round ball of what im guessing was poop and it didnt fall off while i was watching them this morning before work, have any of you ever seen this? i have seen some weird things come out of fish but never this, also it wasnt an egg for this fish was a male, when i got home he didnt look very good so i put him down i didnt want him to infect the other fish.
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Re: strange poop

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Tue May 18, 2010 5:24 am

Don't know that I've seen anything like that.

Sorry bout the loss Bro.

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Post by Aura on Tue May 18, 2010 6:34 pm

Was it pink or reddish in color? It could have been a prolapsed rectum. I know that sounds nasty, but I had one with that problem a few years ago and it recovered after a few days treatment in a tank with epsom salt. My fish wasn't exhibiting any other symptoms though.

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Post by poolmako on Wed May 19, 2010 6:50 am

dont know about the prolapsed rectum but what ever it is i have now had 4 more fish that i have had to put down, seem that what ever it is get some from the inside and outside 2 of my fish had what looked like something was eating them in different spots on there bodys, i havent seen any symptoms of bloat but i dont know of any other thing that would kill fish this fast.
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Post by Aura on Wed May 19, 2010 10:07 am

That wouldn't be the prolapse, but it sounds serious. I was under the impression that bloat was not a quick killer. Have you started any type of treatment?
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Post by theswede on Wed May 19, 2010 10:47 am

Sorry to hear this! When it happens this fast it is often due to the water. Have you checked your water parameters?
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Post by poolmako on Wed May 19, 2010 11:21 pm

water is fine and have tried some meds but not sure what im trying to cure so im using a broad spectrum antibiotic and some formalin and did a 90% waterchange tonight, put the pindu down tonight also,im going to hold off feeding for a day and see if that does any good.
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Post by bulldogg7 on Wed May 19, 2010 11:35 pm

6 fish! all with the poop problem?
seem that what ever it is get some from the inside and outside

any signs of bacteria or fungus on the outside of the fish?
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Re: strange poop

Post by poolmako on Thu May 20, 2010 6:42 am

2 fish had large chunks out of there skin and im not sure if this was done by another fish or if they did it to themselves trying to scrap something off there bodies, only 2 of the fish had a poop problem that i saw the other 2 looked real sickly and i didnt want to sit and watch them suffer.
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Re: strange poop

Post by jimmymac on Thu May 20, 2010 6:59 am

Damn bro!
That really has to be pi@@ing you off.
Sounds like your on the right track with the broad spec. antibiotic.
Like you said on the phone,
Better take home some Metronidazole next time your here.
Couldn't hurt.

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Re: strange poop

Post by poolmako on Thu May 20, 2010 10:09 pm

just got home and the fish are looking better im going to mix up some metro and see if that makes thing better.
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Re: strange poop

Post by poolmako on Thu May 20, 2010 11:41 pm

been watching the tank for more then an hour then soaked some food with metro then while they where feeding i watched for any signs of hair like poop and happy to say all the fish that pooped had dark solid poop and all but one fish ate so the worsted of this might be over.
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Re: strange poop

Post by Aura on Fri May 21, 2010 11:00 am

I hope so! Whatever you're treating with, I'd keep it up for a few more days to be sure. Good luck -- it's a shame you lost the ones you did.
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