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npila1 09-20-2012 12:56 PM

Using clout for clamping swordtail
 
1. Size of tank? 20 gallons

2. Water parameters
a. Ammonia? 0
b. Nitrite? 0
c. Nitrate? <5
d. pH, KH and GH? 8.1, 110 ppm, 250-260 ppm
e. Test kit? api drops

3. Temperature? 73

4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)? freshwater

5. How long the aquarium has been set up? 1.5 month

6. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them? green swordtails, 6, 2-3 inches each, 1.5 month

7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)? I got all of them at the same time so no

8. a. Any live plants? Fake plants? plastic plants
b. Sand, gravel, barebottom? barebottom
c. Rocks, woods, fancy decors? Any hollow decors? no

9. a. Filtration? large azoo sponge filter
b. Heater? no

10. a. Lighting schedule? What lights are used? 12D:12L
b. Any sunlight exposure? How long? no

11. a. Water change schedule? 1-2/week
b. Volume of water changed? 30-40%
c. Well water, tap water, RO water? tap water
d. Water conditioner used? prime
e. Frequency of gravel/sand (if any) vacuumed? n/a

12. Foods? frozen bloodworms, hikari micropellets, hikari microwafers
How often are they fed? once a day

13. a. Any abnormal signs/symptoms? clamping
b. Appearance of poop? was normal, but completely white since adding clout in tank
c. Appearance of gills? normal

14. a. Have you treated your fish ahead of diagnosis? yes
b. What meds were used? clout

Hello all, I'm new here. I have two questions about my green swordtails. One of them is clamping her fins (almost constantly) but has no other apparent symptoms. I tried Parasite Guard first (2 doses over 4 days) and then switched to Clout yesterday.

Questions:
1. Since starting clout, ALL fish (including those that seem completely healthy) have been having white poop (not thin or stringy or slimy, just white). Ideas why?
2. I predissolved the tablets in a cup before adding to the aquarium, but there is a lot of white powder that settled at the bottom. Is this normal?

Thank you!


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