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Goldfish Laxatives?


Raivynn

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[*]Test Results for the Following:

[*]Ammonia Level? 0

[*]Nitrite Level? 0

[*]Nitrate level? unsure [pet store who tested my water says "safe" but could say no more. grrr...need a new test kit...]

[*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6 approx

[*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? n/a

[*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Pet store; API strips

[*]Water temperature? 74-78*f; heated

[*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallons; hospital tank.

[*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? Aquaclear 200, side-mounted.

[*]How often do you change the water and how much? 50-75%, at least weekly. with the different meds i have been changing a little more often.

[*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 fish; approx. 5" including tail.

[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime conditioner; treating with API Triple Sulfa

[*]What do you feed your fish and how often? I had previously stopped feeding for about a week. i have been feeding only peas recently

[*]Any new fish added to the tank? no

[*]Any medications added to the tank? API Triple Sulfa; first dose

[*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? White film on body and fins; chronic with this particular fish

[*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Eating well, swim bladder is compromised

I have heard others have problems with constipated fishes. I am wanting to know just what else other than peas I can give for a gentle laxative.

My black telescope has been upside down for about a month and half, and nothing has seemed to work so far. I have used nitrofurazone and salt, both of which do well in treating goldies. No results. I have gone to API's triple sulfa to try and attack the white film on his body and fins...hope it works.

He's 5, almost 6 years old, and I am just afraid he is stuck upside down for good. He has damaged one of his eyes from laying on it, and most likely blind to some extent from it. I am handfeeding him peas, which he is eating well. :D The tank is barebottom, an airstone, and the filter is mounted on the side of the tank.

Here's to keeping my fingers crossed for my baby boy.

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Guest Saitama Sachie

Hi, the mods on here a lot more informative than I will be. But I do know that broccoli is another great laxative for fish. I steam the broccoli in the microwave in a microwave safe dish and a little bit of water in the bottom of the dish for a few minutes. Then I run it under cool water before I give it to them. Hope that helps.

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I have live plants in my tank, and my fish are always nibbling at them (they can polish off one within a couple of weeks!) And there is always a TON of green poop on the bottom (more water changes! :krazy: )

Do you have any live plants in your tank? I'm not great with plant names, but I think mine one is duck weed? Anyhow, it has feathery leaves thet are easy to bite off. Maybe this will help!

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I will be trying the broccoli trick for sure!

However, I have made the assumption his insides are working fairly well as far as digestion goes. I have been feeding green peas for the past 2 days, and he has had *very* healthy green poo! So, out with constipation.

As for live plants, the tank is barebottom, so they don't do so well. Plus, I do NOT want to be adding more than I absolutely need to in a hospital tank. It's a recipe for disaster.

He's healthy and happy...just upside down, and looks pretty bored. :P

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I have a fish with severe SBD. It does not mater what I feed him, he will eventually get clogged up and float tail up. I tried everything, in the end, I have to fast him for a week when he gets like that. I am still trying to figure out a good feeding/fasting regiment for him.

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