12-30-2011, 07:19 AM
| || | Ill Black Moor?
I have a 2 Goldfish Aquarium which is filtered, well oxygenated and which has regular maintanence (2 gravel vacuums and one 40% water change a week). Recently (before christmas) I noticed my Black Moor was bottom sitting
. I checked the parametres and there was no difference to the ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, pH and hardness to normal.
He is fine during the times when he's awake, he acts normal, bubbling around and annoying his tank mate, but when he 'sleeps'/relaxes, he sinks. I read on GAB that if there was no issue with water quality it could be constipation (which sounded right) and to fast them for 3 days then feed them peas. I have completed the fasting period and fed them peas 2 days in a row now and although the bottom sitting is less, I still catch him doing it sometimes.
Is there anything else that could be wrong with him other than constipation? I have now altered his diet to include peas as well as flake food and blood worms.