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  1. Exclamation swordtail has the shimmies

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    My swordtail has been staying in the back top corner of the tank all night. He is eating normally but his poop is white and stringy. He also seems to shimmy a little in place without moving and occasionally drifts backwards. After some research, im thinking its livebearers disease. I have also read that the fish typically dies shortly after this begins. I don't have aquarium salt or meds on hand to treat it so im wondering if anyone here knows of any quick fixes I could use to rescue this poor little guy?

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    Springy white poop is internal worms.

    I have no idea what livebearer disease is. Is this something you have heard about because I sure haven't. Fish also sleep and sometimes just drift about while doing so. Is the tank cycled?

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    The only time I've seen this behavior in Swordtails is back in my days of the new, having swordtails in an uncycled tank and the ammonia was high. You need to do some water testing and find out what's going on from a water quality standpoint. Use a liquid test kit, not strips.
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