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Internal parasites, or just a stringy poop?

Baykes

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I got nothing. But beautiful fish, I just love sunset anthias! Definitely want to get some when I set up my big tank
 

phatduckk

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I cant tell too well from the pics but is it white or clear? I see some brown bits, I think.

Generally white + stringy is going to indicate intestinal flagellates or worms. Course of action there is 1 tblsp of food + 1 scoop of focus + 1 scoop general cure (focus should make it reef safe)
 
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Meshmez

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I cant tell too well from the pics but is it white or clear? I see some brown bits, I think.

Generally white + stringy is going to indicate intestinal flagellates or worms. Course of action there is 1 tblsp of food + 1 scoop of focus + 1 scoop general cure (focus should make it reef safe)
It's brown at the end of a thin white or clear thread
 

Patio

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I know less than anyone about fish parasites

I have moved a clown fish a few times when changing homes. After the move, the clown would sometimes go a day or two or three (always scary) before eating what I feed. I would sometimes see similar poop, that your pic shows, shortly after he began eating again. It always catches my eye because over so many years i had rarely ever seen him poop. I figured, in my clowns case, it might be because of the days of not eating, then booting back up.

I know anthias eat a ton and not sure if this could even be food related. Not sure if an anthia could go a couple few days without eating and survive like a clown could.
 

Meshmez

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I know less than anyone about fish parasites

I have moved a clown fish a few times when changing homes. After the move, the clown would sometimes go a day or two or three (always scary) before eating what I feed. I would sometimes see similar poop, that your pic shows, shortly after he began eating again. It always catches my eye because over so many years i had rarely ever seen him poop. I figured, in my clowns case, it might be because of the days of not eating, then booting back up.

I know anthias eat a ton and not sure if this could even be food related. Not sure if an anthia could go a couple few days without eating and survive like a clown could.
Fathead/Sunburst anthias are generally less active than most, so they don't eat quite as much. This one definitely went a couple days not eating much, if anything, so it's possible it's the same as what you saw with your clownfish.
 

max_nano

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Ex-lax?

now that I got my shitty sense of humor out of the way, maybe soak it’s food in selcon as a preventative measure? It could be good to boost the nutrition while it adjusts to pellets, it looks like it’s in QT so I’m guessing this is new?
 

BleepBloopMunchMunch

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Here is an article I referenced for a similar question I had, it seems that when they haven't eaten they can just have white poop from time to time without it being a sign of disease, I noticed it on a kole tang once right after I bought it before it had eaten much. Went away really fast after I fed often
 

Meshmez

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Here is an article I referenced for a similar question I had, it seems that when they haven't eaten they can just have white poop from time to time without it being a sign of disease, I noticed it on a kole tang once right after I bought it before it had eaten much. Went away really fast after I fed often
Thanks, this seems like the issue, especially because there was some brown in it.
 
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