Originally Posted by cichlidfan45
i was reading on the internet and i found out that he is constipated and he doesnt have dropsy how do i treat constipation?
Were it me,, I would not feed the fish for a couple three days. This will allow what is in the fishes gut to pass through.After three days, I would offer the fish one or two cooked and de-shelled peas.
Would also consider soaking the pelllet food you are offering before giving it to the fish to help keep pellet's from expanding in the gut of the fish.
Would also consider foods with some vegetable content such as NEW LIFE SPECTRUM large fish formula and would soak this food as well for a few minutes before offering it to the fish.Would be careful not to overfeed the fish in the future and might consider one day of fasting (no food) each week.
Could also try adding some Daphnia to the fishes diet as well.
Keep the water clean (water changes) as described,and the fish will thank you.
Cichlids will happily eat all that is offered and constipation or bloating can cause other health issues if this is frequent ,hence the recommended reduced feeding's.