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someone help please, BLOAT

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I have a couple of demasoni showing signs of bloat. They have the white stringie poop. Is this bloat, and if so, what do I do.
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What size tank do you have them in?

How long has the tank been set up?

What are the symptoms they are showing?

What are the water parameters on the tank?

How many demasoni do you have?

Any other fish in the tank?

There are two links regarding treatment of bloat below my signature.

Let's get some more information (be as detailed as you can - don't leave anything out) and see what you need to do. Meanwhile, you can add epsom salt to the tank at 1 cup per 100G preventatively for those that aren't affected.
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If the only problem you're having is white stringy feces, I wouldn't jump in and treat for bloat. Fish can have light coloured feces for many different reasons.

Should any of them begin to refuse food, spit food, or behave unusually, then you may need to treat.

The epsom salt is a good preventative. You might also feed some medicated antiparasitic food for a few days preventatively, as well. Jungle makes a pellet that contains medication, or you can add some metro to the food you feed before feeding.
You should be able to get it at any LFS. If you can't find pure metro, Jungle makes a couple of products that contain it...Jungle Parasite Clear and Jungle HITH Guard both contain metronidazole.
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