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Healthy fish poop...

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Vegan Peaches, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. Vegan Peaches

    Vegan Peaches Member

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    I don't really know much about fish, but my Black Molly has a pink strand of what I'm assuming is poop comming from it's underside and I don't think fish poop is supposed to be pink... or stringy. There are other Mollie's in the tank as well, should I remove the one or is it just some form of fish diarhea?

     
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    Wisperian Where's Nemo :o

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    Are you feeding him like meats?
     
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    I'm feeding him "Tetracolor Tropical Flakes" ... bargain fish food, probably not the best for them, but it's what the pet store feeds them and I didn't want to introduce a new kind of food. Shrimp meal is one of the ingrediants in the food, does that count as meat?
     
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    Wisperian Where's Nemo :o

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    Yes shrimp is meat... its prolly digesting what the lfs fed him.... give him a few days and you wil see that the poop will be brown and black :thumbs:
     
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    Ok, thanks alot ^^
     
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    My swordies have orange poop :lol: no joke.
     
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    orange isn't so creepy, as the gold dust molies are orange. Pink poop kind of scares me, mainly because it stands out so much... I have nothing pink - or even red - in, or around, my aquarium. Pink poop stands out xD
     
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    the tetracolor stuff literally brings out colors in fish and i notice when i feed mine with that, they have colorful poop... weird i know.
     
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    My new plecs been pooping brown poop all evening but on one of his occasions today in the bath room, his poop was green.
    :crazy:
     
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    Fish poop always comes out in strings. Also, it's color generally depends on the color of food you are feeding them. My fish also have reddish-pink poop, and they are all in perfect health (except for one sword; I think she has internal worms). I feed my large goldfish algae tablets at night and shrimp pellets in the morning. He has light greenish-beige poo. My cichlids are fed floating crumbles that are brown. Their poo is a nice dark-brown color. You get what I mean? Mucous or blood in fish poo is bad. That's what you have to watch out for. But pink poo is perfectly normal when you're feeding your fish with color-enhancing flakes.
     
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    So the fact that my Molly just died is coincidence ... 0.o Well, they are all pooping pink now, and if they all die too I'll know -.-

    :rip:
     
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    Hey let's stop talking about poop. Kinda weird....

    :blink: ;)
     
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    Only if you are immature. The feces of an animal can tell you alot about it's health, at least it does wiht my rodents, so I figured it would for my fish as well.
     
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    I find a fish can have various colours in it's feces based on it's diet. My pleco who mostly eats algae and greens always has the darker brown/army green colour. My severum who loves blood worms has a reder tone. It makes sense, no? The only colour i look out for its white, thin, stringy poo which means the fish isn't eating alot and there maybe a chance of a internal parasite.
    I'm sorry to hear you lost your fish Peaches, I do wish you the best in recovery.
     
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    I do believe it has something to do with their eating habits, because the flakes I feed them are mostly pink... with a couple red and green ones in there... I guess I never really noticed. I think the Molly I lost had to of been sick before, because the others seem just fine. I will watch out for white, though, thanks for the warning ^^
     

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