Hi. I'm pretty sure Siren, one of my girls, has an internal parasite. It's not listed as a symptom on the treatment page, but white poop is a sign of a parasite right, rather than bacterial? If so, I think I caught it early & I know how to treat her so I'm not worried about that. My concern is she is in a cycled 10 gal with Amazon. A's been doing great, no problem so far, but should I go ahead & treat her too just in case? And what about the tank? The Fish Disease & Treatment page said I could drain 3/4 of the tank, but I want to make sure I get this thing out the first time. The very last thing I want to do right now is clean & re-cycle the thing (I'm trying to recover from that awful flu), but I'm thinking it's better to be safe than sorry.
Is there something I can do to be 100% sure that I can get it out without completely draining or is that my best option? I've never had to clean all my tank equipment & decor (other than the initial clean), what's the best way to do that? Plus, is there an easy, short way to clean a tank? When I got a tank from a friend, I spent over a week obsessively cleaning it even though I was positive her fish died because of her lack of knowledge rather than illness. The first 2 times I did a bleach/water mix, rinsing well, drying in the sun. Then after than I did that again with plain water only probably at least 6-7 times to make sure the bleach was completely gone. I doubt I'll be able to do that for another week at least. I'd appreciate any advice/opinions!