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Different Poop!


Katie

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Hello. I've been monitoring my Ranchus closely and I've noticed the littlest one (The calico) was doing the strangest looking poop it was the colour of the brine shrimp I fed them thismorning but it was long and looked to be connected in one spot in the middle by a very thin hairlike piece then continued for a bit more all the way to the fish, then right at the end it was kind of curly? Is this really bad? He/She seems fine and I fed them peas a couple of days ago I'm just worried because I haven't seen a poop like that before as yet.

I feed them on;

Frozen Bloodworms

Frozen Brine Shrimp

Nutrafin Max - Goldfish sinking pellets, which I soak for 5 minutes in tank water to soften. Not sure if that's long enough or even if this brand is well known or any good? :S

Shelled peas once or twice a week.

*EDIT* I don't feed them all of this at once or in one day I swap around over the week in 2-3 meals a day with either pellets and shrimp, pellets and B.Worms, peas one day etc.

I also notice two of the others doing an ordinary darker coloured reaaallly long poos that aren't stringy or broken looking but one thickness the whole way just really long!

I was under the impression that Goldies were supposed to do poos only a few cm's then cut off? Or did I make that up?

I hope I am not doing anything terribly wrong and it is just me over reacting and watching poop too much.

Thanks for reading feedback greatly appreciated! :)

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That might be it! I am trying not to feed them too much but don't want to underfeed them I'll cut their quantity down a little bit see what happens as I am feeding them quite a bit because they are babies.

(I had a slight suspicion it might be this :S)!

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Just read the link! I think it is DEFINANTLY over feeding! I feel so guilty! I will not feed them for a few days then maybe give them peas, does this sound ok?

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It's pretty difficult to starve a goldfish, Satchi. Always remember it's BETTER to UNDERFEED than it is to overfeed. Feed them sparingly and only what they can clean up in 1-2 minutes. You'll avoid a bunch of problems by doing so. ;)

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Thanks koko and blackteles, I will keep this in mind and stick to my plan of a few days of no food and then peas!

I am learning but I don't want my fish to suffer from it thats where this forum comes in handy!

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Lol Satchi being a poop observer. You really care about your fishies ;)

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I do Dawn thanks :) Whilst I'm at work If we have a lull in customers I find myself thinking about them it'd be great If I could call them and check their ok....maybe thats a little crazy. I love coming home to see my Husband and my little fishies. Just have to make sure I hug him first not the tank! ;)

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If only we had stretchable arms to go around the tanks... LOL that would be a bit scary though XD

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