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  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)0
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)20
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)0
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)20
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)7.5
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)7.5
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?api test kit
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?20
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?aqueon-30
      • * How often do you change the water and how much?once a week
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?today 80%
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 big
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?prime
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?flakes once every other day
  • * Any new fish added to the tank?no
  • * Any medications added to the tank? no
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.none
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? little finrot, bump (finrot is almost gone and i posted a topic about the bump before and yall told me it should go away on its own)
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?no

Just today while changing the water, I saw a big green poop come out. I havent fed anything green in a loooong time. A clear line folllowed the green on the poo. Then, another one was clear and full of bubbles necx to each other.

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the green looked unnatural

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Do you know the gender of your fish? It looks like she re-absorbed her eggs from what I've read on the poop section on the forum. The bubbles could be due to going to the top for food since you feed flakes. Are there live plants or algae she could have eaten for the green poop?

I would recommend switching to a sinking pellet diet and feeding more often. Every other day and flakes is not too good of a diet.

Good pellets are:

NLS 1mm

Omega one small sinking color enhancing cichlid pellets

Hikari lionhead

I use all three (switching to cichlid omega one) and love them.

I would recommend increasing your feedings to at least once a day. Preferably, 2-4 times a day in small amounts is best.

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A female fish produces eggs regardless if there is a male present or not. Sometimes instead of dropping them, they may be reabsorbed (particularly when there is nothing to stimulate dropping them such as a male in the tank)

The poo does look consistent with reabsorbed eggs.

How long has the poo been like that?

Any other symptoms or is she acting normal?

Is there a reason you only feed every other day? The empty casing you're seeing can also be consistent with under feeding.

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Also, you said you did an 80% water change today, are your water test results from before or after the water change?

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Also, you said you did an 80% water change today, are your water test results from before or after the water change?

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There's 20ppm trates in the tap. The 0 is just bolded. :idont
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Also, you said you did an 80% water change today, are your water test results from before or after the water change?

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There's 20ppm trates in the tap. The 0 is just bolded. :idont

thank you for your young eyes mikey ;) I didn't see that the 20 ppm was tap

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A female fish produces eggs regardless if there is a male present or not. Sometimes instead of dropping them, they may be reabsorbed (particularly when there is nothing to stimulate dropping them such as a male in the tank)

The poo does look consistent with reabsorbed eggs. She does looks like she had breeding stars. Why are the eggs reabsorbed?

How long has the poo been like that? For a while, but I've never seen the green.

Any other symptoms or is she acting normal? I havent noticed anything unsuasual. The fin rot is taking forever to grow back and I'm still waiting for her to heal a little bit more before I add her to the new tank. You think I should add her now? There's only about a centimeter on finrot left.

Is there a reason you only feed every other day? The empty casing you're seeing can also be consistent with under feeding. I figured less poo=less nitrate=faster healing for fin rot, but I could be wrong. I am going to start feeding her twice a day.

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Also, you said you did an 80% water change today, are your water test results from before or after the water change?

Yeah Mikey is right it's supposed to say 20, my bad haha

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Yes, start feeding more frequently. And a high quality pellet. Flakes are good for tropicals, but I really don't advise them with goldfish. Not enough nutrition.

Why not set up a nitrate filter? :)

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If a female is not triggered to drop the eggs (for example if there is no male presence nearby and therefore no chance of fertilization), they are usually reabsorbed. This is not always the case, sometimes a single female will drop eggs, but often the eggs are not dropped unless the female has some 'help' to do so in the form of an interested male to push her around a bit.

I'm honestly not too concerned about the green poo. Green is not really a color that would in and of itself suggest that anything is wrong. Just like our poo may be different colors occasionally, this may also happen with fish.

It's not a bad idea to continue allowing the fin rot to heal in QT.

Yes, less waste will generally equal lower nitrates, however for a young fish I would at least feed daily at minimum, this should keep nitrates low still. But ultimately, feeding 2-3x a day would be best. You may need to experiment a bit and see what you can get away with while also keeping your nitrates low. And I second Mikey's suggestion about investing in a good sinking pellet when you are able :)

In the absence of other symptoms, I wouldn't be concerned at this point. I would try to up the feedings a little bit and just continue to monitor her poo and behavior and let us know if something changes

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