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My Fasciolatus Yellow nkondwe petrochromis have had stringy poop for the last couple of days.They are still eating well. Its the same way my Trophs were when they got Bloat. Did a 50% water change yesterday and have not been home yet to check on them. Has anyone had this happen to them before. They have always been fed Danichi pellets. I have BG's and Moshi in the tank also. The largest petros are only 3-4 inches. Any help would be great.
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I'm beginning to wonder about Both Dainichi and Omega one. They are both pretty dry foods.

I've read that some dry foods that are not completely soaked can still have dry areas that can be a breeding groun for bacteria in the digestive tract. This can cause bloat which will be basicaly abdominal dropsy. A bacterial infection.

Best method that I found to date is a combo treatment of Metro in full doses every 8 hours and Kanaplex at full dose (days 1,3,5,7) and half dose (days 2,4,6,8) after daily 50% waterchanges... Then hit the tank with Melafix for a week after to ensure that bad bacteria stays down.
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Thanks mastifman. I will give that a try.
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I'm beginning to wonder about Both Dainichi and Omega one. They are both pretty dry foods.

I've read that some dry foods that are not completely soaked can still have dry areas that can be a breeding groun for bacteria in the digestive tract. This can cause bloat which will be basicaly abdominal dropsy. A bacterial infection.

Best method that I found to date is a combo treatment of Metro in full doses every 8 hours and Kanaplex at full dose (days 1,3,5,7) and half dose (days 2,4,6,8) after daily 50% waterchanges... Then hit the tank with Melafix for a week after to ensure that bad bacteria stays down.
Pretty dry foods? As opposed to what? What do you feed?
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Update. I put a call into the man Mr SunnyHouTx because I discovered that it was my BG's with the stringy poop. After asking if they were just as active and not hiding. He asked if they still wanted to eat. The answer was yes. They are little pigs. He told me that this happens sometimes after a lack food. The concern started on Sunday after I had been gone all weekend. I treated them with metro soaked flake in garlic guard because that's always worked in the past. And they ate it up. So we will see what happens. Sunny has always given me great advise and never let me down. I will treat the tank with melafix after the metro. That for the help everyone. I think we will be fine.
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I'm beginning to wonder about Both Dainichi and Omega one. They are both pretty dry foods.

I've read that some dry foods that are not completely soaked can still have dry areas that can be a breeding groun for bacteria in the digestive tract. This can cause bloat which will be basicaly abdominal dropsy. A bacterial infection.

Best method that I found to date is a combo treatment of Metro in full doses every 8 hours and Kanaplex at full dose (days 1,3,5,7) and half dose (days 2,4,6,8) after daily 50% waterchanges... Then hit the tank with Melafix for a week after to ensure that bad bacteria stays down.
Andrew do you feed the tank at all during the full 8 days of treatment?

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Andrew do you feed the tank at all during the full 8 days of treatment?

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Wassup elcompadre...

It is a possible that Andrew may not return to this post. It is a good & pertinent question though. Maybe pm him or start a thread with your question.

Peace bro,

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