Yellow tang pooping strings

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  1. Jon Malkerson

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    I noticed my yellow tang pooping white strings and wondering about soaking food in GC. Do I soak food for every meal and how many days?
     

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    Good plan. Feed at least twice a day for 10-14 days. Meds are very slow acting on fish.
     
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    I've been feeding three times a day for five days now and don't see any more strings but his stomach is a little deformed. I'll keep it up for another week thanks again!!
     
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    I take a mysis block and let it dissolve then add the metroplex + focus and mix it up with the dissolved block then I put it in a ziplock baggie lying flat and refreeze. Then I break off a piece at feeding time to save on time and waste.
     
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    So its tummy is sunken in a bit? OK to feed other foods during the treatment to fatten it up.
     
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    Nope he is fat I can almost see a worm shape in hit stomach
     
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    Sometimes a dose of plain USP Epsom salts will help the fish expel dead worms while treating. One tablespoon per five gallons of tank water. Can dose twice.
     
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    I'm watching him poop right now lol still strings and he is constipated. Took him 30 seconds to get the poop out.
     
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    Can also feed it green peas that have been boiled long enough to remove the skins. Helps relieve constipation.
     
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    I'm using the food soak method I got here focus, GC, fish V, garlic and a pinch of epsom salt.
     
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    I'll try that
     
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    Yeah I would like to save some time premixing food. How much food to a full packet of GC? I'm using mysis cubes and brine shrimp. I need about ten more days of soaked food. So will one packet of GC be enough for twenty cubes and some brine shrimp?
     
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    How much GC is safe to use when mixed with focus daily in a 120 gallon reef?
     
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    That's a great question. The idea is to feed just enough so the fish consume most of the food/GC mix, and use a turkey baster to remove as much uneaten food as possible. So feeding in small amounts is the best method. The prazi in GC is usually not a problem, but the metro can be problematic.
     
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    I also have PraziPro. I didn't find any exact mixing directions so I haven't used it. Is ok to mix the two medications together? Or switch use one every other day? How many drops per cube of mysis?
     
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    You should just stick with using the GC, it has praziquental and metronidazole. The prazipro is best to use in the water column to treat things like flukes
     
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