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My fantail Blub has made poos that are anywhere from his body length (1.5") to SIX TIMES his body length....and when he does they are stringy and light to white color .

they say 'the amount he will eat in 5 minutes" but i feel like he goes so crazy at feeding time that he'll eat the whole bag of hikari if i put it in there...

i feed him a combo of

Hikari Staple

Hikari Gold Staple

Saki-HIkari

romaine lettuce bits

green pea mashed without shell

blood worms every 2 weeks (maybe 10 tiny worms)

Also I feed him a combo of the Hikari foods together.

i would say that i feed him a total of 8 baby pellets at a time

Please advise if any of this seems wrong

Thanks!

Edited by Orangebetsy

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Ammonia Level (tank):

* Nitrite Level (tank)

* Nitrate level (Tank)

* Ammonia Level (Tap):

* Nitrite Level (Tap)

* Nitrate level (Tap)

* Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

* Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

* What kind of water additives or conditioners?

* Water temperature?

* How often do you change the water and how much?

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

* How many fish in the tank and their size?

* What do you feed your fish and how often?

* Any new fish added to the tank?

* Any medications added to the tank?

* List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.)

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

* You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video.

Please Answer all of the Questions above, which can also be found at the top of the page. Answer them as thoroughly as you possibly can, and please make sure to include all of your water parameters, both tank and tap water. These are extremely important in helping to diagnose your fish's problem. :) A mod should be here shortly to assist you.

Edited by ChelseaM

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Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level (tank):

* Nitrite Level (tank)

* Nitrate level (Tank)

* Ammonia Level (Tap):

* Nitrite Level (Tap)

* Nitrate level (Tap)

* Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

* Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

* What kind of water additives or conditioners?

* Water temperature?

* How often do you change the water and how much?

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

* How many fish in the tank and their size?

* What do you feed your fish and how often?

* Any new fish added to the tank?

* Any medications added to the tank?

* List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.)

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

* You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video.

:)

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Ammonia Level (tank): 0

* Nitrite Level (tank) 0

* Nitrate level (Tank) 0

* Ammonia Level (Tap): 0

* Nitrite Level (Tap) 0

* Nitrate level (Tap) 0

* Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) ph ~7.6

* Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) ~7.2

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? AFI drops

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqueon power filter for 10 gallon tank

* What kind of water additives or conditioners? Water Conditioner to remove cholorine and cholorimines, 5 ml per 10 gallons

* Water temperature? 77 F

* How often do you change the water and how much? once a week, 25%

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 4 days ago

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallons, running for 6 weeks

* How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 fish, small (1.5 ")

* What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari baby pellets (mix of staple, gold staple, and saki-hikari) fresh green peas mashed no shell 3x/week, blood worms every 2 or so weeks

* Any new fish added to the tank? No

* Any medications added to the tank? Ick Cure but gone with last water change

* List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) Possible Ick encysted on fin

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No---voracious appetite

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Ick Cure for prescribed time

It's a long stringy light-colored poo though not every time...most times poo looks normal. The long ones concern me though.

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My unprofessional opinion is that is occasional constipation. Do you ever fast him for a day? If it just occasional long poos, you may try a weekly fast day. Someone else would have to remind me if it is better to feed peas before or after the fast day. If he has never been treated with Prazi, it would not hurt one bit to do a few rounds to rule out flukes. Here is a link for Prazi treatment.

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/105076-schedules-for-the-treatment-of-flukes-etc-using-praziquantel/

You will want to look into upgrading to a larger tank. At his size he is probably fine in the ten gallon but he will outgrow it.

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thanx, yeah his 55 gallon is cycling. almost ready!

Sweet

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How is the poop today, and his activity level?

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he's fine now...i think i overfed him...he's only a small fish, he only needs a bit of pellets which enlarge when soaked. poo looks normal and he's active

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Perfect! :)

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If you have a food scale you could weigh your fish an then feed a certain percentage of his body weight per day to get a more accurate food measurement. :)

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thanks. i do like a more concrete method for anything. Now i have to try to get my pet Nitrobacters out of retirement in Blub's new luxury mansion...but thats for another forum

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