lol! I just read what I wrote. Yes, I mean AQ salt water XD
The stringy poops is also from stress and is normal. I wouldn't worry about that.
And no worries, the Gouramis would'd touch them so much. You can just put the in a breeder box once they're free swimming. Infusoria is found naturally with live plants so if you've got them, you've got infusoria ;-) But as I said, you can take any any eggs if you don't want fry. I doubt they'll actually breed, but you never know.