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So my fish often have white or clear feces. Besides that, they all appear healthy. Very active, not hiding, constantly algae grazing and sand sifting. Very interactive and will savagely eat as much as I will feed them.

Water parameters are good.

Temperature 78*

PH 8-8.2
GH 10
KH 11

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrates always kept at 20 ppm or less with weekly 50% water changes.

I plan to transfer all these fish to a larger tank soon and add more fish, so I went ahead and introduced a full dose of PraziPro. 50% water change 5 days later and another full dose of PraziPro. 5 days later (today) I'll be doing another 50% water change and another full dose of PraziPro.

I'm still noticing the white/clear feces. How long after treatment can one expect this issue to go away? Is it possible that this isn't due to parasites?
 

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PraziPro is for a different kind of parasites. It seems like you think your fish have bloat.

The feces does sound like bloat (if they ALWAYS have clear white/thready feces...not for an occasional occurrance) but that fact that they are eating does NOT sound like bloat.

I would wait until the feces are thick and food colored. If you think they have bloat (in spite of the fact that they are eating) I would try epsom salts. See the CF Library for dosages.
 

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Prazipro doesn't treat the internal parasites associated with Malawi bloat which is what I think you're trying to treat. The passing of white or clear stringy feces is actually the passing of the mucus that lines the intestinal tract. It is seen occasionally in healthy, normal fish but something is wrong if they are eating normally and only having those types of poop. Are all the fish eating and are they all passing the white or clear poop?
 

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Thanks for the replies. I hadn't considered bloat, as none of the fish appear physically bloated.

The feces aren't 100% white/clear. It seems pretty random. Sometimes they are, sometimes they aren't.

I do add epsom salt along with the other additives I use to get my ph and hardness up every water change.

The PraziPro bottle says it treats tapeworm, flatworms, gill flukes, and turbellarians. What other medications would you recommend? And feel free to pm me if you know how I might obtain them here in Canada.
 
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