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I have a 2.5 inch tropheus moliro that seems like he has bloat. His belly is not swollen as far as i can tell at this point but he has white long stringy feces coming out. He also is not eating well and not as active as he used to be and tends to sit close to the bottom of the tank. He comes up higher when feeding but not like he used to to the top and not like the other fish. He still swims fast to hide when i approach which is a nice sign and is not wobbly. I just noticed this today. It is the first time i am seeing the white stringy feces from him. Yesterday I did a 25% water change and vac. One of the other Tropheus Moliro had the samething but was way bloated and died about 2 months ago (after left untreated for 2 weeks). I dont have a Quarantine tank to house him and medicate him. I am about to add 12 demasoni to the tank also and want to make sure they dont suffer the same fate.

1. Can I treat the entire tank with clout? without hurting the other fish?
2. Will the disease infect my other fish if i leave him in there?

3. If i take him out and bring him to my LFS for treatment or whatever happens, do i still need to treat the tank with clout and water change for the remaining fish?

any advice would be appreciated.
 

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metro(some like clout) is the way to go...hurry...and good luck! :thumb:
and read the bloat sticky.

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save those tropheus... :fish:
 

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1. Can I treat the entire tank with clout? without hurting the other fish?
2. Will the disease infect my other fish if i leave him in there?

3. If i take him out and bring him to my LFS for treatment or whatever happens, do i still need to treat the tank with clout and water change for the remaining fish?
Yes you can treat the entire tank with Clout, and no it won't hurt your other fish. Since they've been exposed they need to be treated. Ideally we normally advise people to treat the still eating fish with metronidazole soaked food and the remove the sick fish to be treated with Clout or Jungle Parasite Clear, but it's fine to treat them all at once with Clout.

Before treating the tank do a partial water change. (If you've been doing weekly partial water changes all along then make this water change 40-60%, if you haven't been performing weekly water changes then do TWO partial water changes of 25% spaced several hours apart. Siphon the gravel. VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you're using a good quality declorinator.

I would hold off on adding any more fish until all the fish you have are healthy.

Good luck

Robin
 
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