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Peppa
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how do I feed my other fish when treating constipation?
« on: December 30, 2009, 09:48:57 AM »

I have a new black and gold (looks more like bronze) fantail. He/she is excellent in colour. He is in a tank with two other fish (a small bristol shubunkin and a comet). The three of them get a long totally fine. They are both about 6 months old. The fantails age I dont knwo but Ive only had him two weeks. he came form an excellent and very reptuable fish supplier. He swims about fine, visllay very healthy but def constipated. Im very clear on what I need to do to help resolve this but my question is how do I deal with the other two fish? If I stop feeding the fantail etc then how do I feed the other two or will they be fine effectivley being unfed while I just proceed with the 'treatment' of peas and epsom salts?
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Patco
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Re: how do I feed my other fish when treating constipation?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 08:12:35 PM »

Do you have separate hospital tank for treating sick fish? That is probably the best way to treated the constipated fish by separating them, since the healthy goldfish have to fed everyday.
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asorvia
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Re: how do I feed my other fish when treating constipation?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 08:40:46 PM »

just feed it mashed peas... the peas don;t hurt anyone else in the tank and will actually clear their systems out along with your ill fish. make sure you dont over-feed and let your filter get clogged though-check your system every day and wash it if its dirty and green with pea-stuff.
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SeaWitch
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Re: how do I feed my other fish when treating constipation?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 01:02:46 PM »

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Do you have separate hospital tank for treating sick fish? That is probably the best way to treated the constipated fish by separating them, since the healthy goldfish have to fed everyday.

Healthy Gf don't have to be fed every day.  You can go easily up to 5 days without feeding the fish and they will be fine.  I agree that peas are a good solution for constipation.  If the fantail pineconed any?
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Nossie
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Re: how do I feed my other fish when treating constipation?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010, 11:25:14 AM »

Go with peas and vegetables for all of them! It won't hurt anyone, on the contrary, it would only clear out the system of all your fish which is only good for them. If my fish would be constipated I would treat him this way (:

You can start feeding them normally again as soon as your sick fish is healthy!

Good luck : D
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