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Old 20-04-11, 04:32
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HELP! clownfish with white stringy feces

My black false percula clown fish seems disorientated. I noticed it tonight when I went to feed her and my male, and she wasn't eating. It was almost as if she could not see. Therefore, she wasn't able to eat. She was trying but had a really hard time. Then I also noticed she has a white string hanging from her belly. What do I do? How can I help her?
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Old 20-04-11, 05:28
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does anyone have any suggestions???? theyre are in a 36g tank. and i recently have been seeing water bubbles under some of my live rock. looked it up and saw a variety of different things. if anyone knows about that either, please let me know! Thank uuu
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Old 20-04-11, 07:02
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Hello, welcome to the site Firstly what are your tank params like, please list all the usuals such as calcium, alkalinity, nitrate, also test for ammonia and nitrite if a new setup to make sure the tank is cycled fully, white stringy poo usually points to an internal parasite/infection i'm afraid, have you added anything new?

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Old 20-04-11, 07:47
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my ammonia is about .15/.20, nitrate .1, alk 2.3, and calcium 450. Thank you so much for your help Jezz
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Old 20-04-11, 07:48
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ph, temperature and salinity are normal.
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Old 20-04-11, 07:53
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Oh and I have not added anything new in a while. In a few months really and that was just a starfish
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Old 20-04-11, 07:55
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and it does look like the string has gotten longer iin the last few hours too :/
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Old 20-04-11, 09:22
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If you have ammonia present, either your tank is cycling or something has died and is polluting the water, start doing water changes straight away, also try some ammolock to de-toxify the ammonia in the mean time.
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Old 20-04-11, 09:25
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as above, but add some carbon too.

sounds like a worm infection. what food do you use? how much? how often?
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Old 20-04-11, 15:17
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i use small omega one pellets with garlic or i use frozen fish food marine supreme (clams, squid, shrimp, krill, silverside,algae, romaine, omega3 and 6, and fatty acids) and i feed the clown either once a day or once every other. kind of varies, for about 1-2 minutes. then i feed my starish frozen krill maybe 2-3 times a week.
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