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Ian h

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I just noitced one of my cory's has a white stingy poop looking thing... Did I happen to over feed toady? or should I medicate?
 

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Did you feed live, frozen or freeze dried worms? Sometimes the outer casing is not fully digested. I wouldn't worry too much if it's just the 1 time. But if it continues or you're not feeding worms, meds might be a good idea.

I've rarely treated fish & corys can be sensitive to some drugs. Praziquantil/Metronidizole combo (some have both, some have only 1) OR flubendazole might be in order. I don't know if those are easily available in Canada...

When I have drugged fish (mostly loaches with Levamisol or flubendazole only), I tend to do a half dose & wait 8-12 hours to add the other half. I watch for signs of distress: fast breathing, paleness, red gills, lethargy or anything that looks "off". Be ready to do a large water change. They may or may not eat normally but a few days fast won't hurt them either. Watch carefully if you go that route & redose as indicated on the label.

You might look at planetcatfish, that my "go to" for solid info on cats.
 

Ian h

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She's acting normal, and yes I did feed some freeze dried worms. I'll keep my eye on her behavior . Thanks :)
 

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I absolutely hate!! tubifex worms in any form...but especially freeze dried! That's just my experience from many years ago. If that's what you've been feeding., STOP now! I'm not a huge fan of freeze dried blood or black worms for most fish, but I did use them as part of a huge variety I fed juvenile discus. Too floaty for my bottom feeders even with long soaking.

Sorry, this is 1 of my soapbox issues.

Good luck!
 

Ian h

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Yeah I am not going to feed them these anymore. I dont think they really liked it anyways lol
Just sticking to wafers flakes and pellets
 

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Sorry for the rant! But keep an eye on the cory's poop. & be ready to treat if needed.

Can you get the drugs I mentioned in Canada? I also post on a Euro-centric board & they often can't...
 

Ian h

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I have seacgem para gaurd... Do you know what brand you use?
 

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I've never used Para Guard but I "think" it may be both prazi & metro...look it up...Google has the answers you need, I just don't know.

I'm a flubendazole/Levamizole loach QT doser & I rarely get new fish...Take that for what it means, I don't know... As I said, check planetcatfish & corys & safe meds
 
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