Yellow tang pooping strings

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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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Good plan. Feed at least twice a day for 10-14 days. Meds are very slow acting on fish.
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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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!!
So its tummy is sunken in a bit? OK to feed other foods during the treatment to fatten it up.
 
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So its tummy is sunken in a bit? OK to feed other foods during the treatment to fatten it up.
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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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.
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 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.
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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Can also feed it green peas that have been boiled long enough to remove the skins. Helps relieve constipation.
How much GC is safe to use when mixed with focus daily in a 120 gallon reef?
 

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How much GC is safe to use when mixed with focus daily in a 120 gallon reef?
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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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.
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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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?
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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