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Fish Eat Poop

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I suppose there is little that can be done about it, but my fish just ate its poop. He had bloodworm yesterday, and this morning he recycled it by eating his poop. Will this be bad for him? :(

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Not at all. This is common. A goldfish will root around and eat - or try - just about anything they come across. This is how they swallow stones and such!

It may be that there was still some food value left in the waste - so his body will reprocess it again and get more from it.

If not - it will not hurt.

Many fish suck them in and spit them out!

:)

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Mine always spit the poop back out.

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Guest dawildchild

Majority of the time, mine just eats them, no poop spat back out :blink:

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well if your fish dont spit the food back out, this could mean that there are still some nutrients that didnt get fully digested in the poop, so the fish eats it and then the rest of the nutrients get processed. :) this is perfectly normal. :)

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One time one of my goldfish had some of that green pea poop, and the other fish swam behind it and as soon as he pooped it, she gulped it up and swallowed it down. Grossest thing they've ever done.

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Guest dawildchild

hehe i know fuzzy peaches, thanks :P

i just find it very funny, but gross at the same time lol

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