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Hi there! Today I have a question about goldfish poop, what does a healthy poop look like (color/shape/texture/length ect)? What does UNhealthy poop look like? I'd like to learn more and heard it can be a big indication of how healthy or unhealthy their insides are. Pictures would be appreciated! (that sounded weird)

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Healthy poop should be food-colored, thick, short (this one is about an inch long), and disintegrate quickly in the water. It should not trail behind the fish for a long time.

Here's a photo of healthy poop:

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Thankyou! This helps alot :) My fish's poop generally looks like that, although I have seen a couple times it will be white/clear and look like balls joined together with a tiny string, i've only seen this happen twice and its been a while since then, but I was wondering if that meant anything? i've drawn a quick thing in paint to sort of show what i mean and compared it too a healthy paint poop drawing. I have a suspicion it might have been eggs, but I don't know enough about that to say for sure

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I think I know what you mean. Sometimes I see some poos that are clear with a white coiled up or zig-zag thing in the middle. This is most likely reabsorbing eggs poop.

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I think I know what you mean. Sometimes I see some poos that are clear with a white coiled up or zig-zag thing in the middle. This is most likely reabsorbing eggs poop.

Thanks for clearing that up :)

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There's a whole link on the main page all about Poop :) have a look when you get the time ;)

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There's a whole link on the main page all about Poop :) have a look when you get the time ;)

This must be one of the only places in the world where that is an acceptable recommendation haha.

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There's a whole link on the main page all about Poop :) have a look when you get the time ;)

Mind linking it for me? I must be blind I can't seem to find it

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I couldn't find it either, I looked out of curiosity.

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I just re-read the poop description, and realize that Fluffy is being over fed. He's not going to be happy! :feedme:no:

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I just re-read the poop description, and realize that Fluffy is being over fed. He's not going to be happy! :feedme:no:

aww poor fluffy! From what i've read im glad to see my fish poop is healthy, except for reobsorbed eggies :)

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