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post #1 of 16 Old 02-01-2009, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Texas Cichlid won't stop pooping?

He has been doing this since Saturday afternoon. I thought it would stop but it hasn't. He is acting completly normal. He eats, swims, gill function all normal. I have never seen this before and I am starting to get concerned. Any info would be great. Thanks James

BTW I have 2 other fish 1 Jack Dempsey and 1 rosie red feeder. Both are fine.
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post #2 of 16 Old 02-01-2009, 01:10 PM
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I have a fish that has been doing the same thing latley.I am beginning to worry something is not right with its insides. I hope someone has an answer. I was thinking maybe constipation, that can be treated with feeding your fish some peas. My fish will only eat krill, so if it is constipation, I dont know how to treat it.
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I know that daphnia works in relieving constipation in bettas and is more appetizing to fish than peas. Maybe you can try that? Every fish I own loves daphnia. Maybe you could try that and see if it makes a difference??

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post #4 of 16 Old 02-01-2009, 04:00 PM
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i have a flowerhorn mixed with parrot and he would poop nonstop for days. It was the ph that was causing it. I increased the ph from 6.5 to 7.8 and its perfect now. Check to see what ph level each fish and temperature they need to be in. And adjust the water accordingly. hope that helps.
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Its one of my belonesox pike that has started pooping like that. I have a high ph, that the pike is suppose to do well in. It will not eat daphnia, if constipation could cause this. I scoop it out of the tank, when it falls off. I noticed it smells terrible. I am not trying to steal you thread, but is there anything else that would cause this? Any suggestions? I would take a picture of mine, but the picture above is a perfect example.
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post #6 of 16 Old 02-01-2009, 08:21 PM
Try the daphnia.
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post #7 of 16 Old 02-01-2009, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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My ph is way to high. My tap water was 7.2 and is now 8.8 on the high range test. I am going to get some ph down but I am now upset about the change in ph in the tap water considering I went from $20 a month to $70 a month in 1 year with the same amount of consumption.
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post #8 of 16 Old 02-03-2009, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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i have a flowerhorn mixed with parrot and he would poop nonstop for days. It was the ph that was causing it. I increased the ph from 6.5 to 7.8 and its perfect now. Check to see what ph level each fish and temperature they need to be in. And adjust the water accordingly. hope that helps.

How long did it take to clear up? I brought my ph to 7.0 monday afternoon. It seems less hard and less red but is still coming out.
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post #9 of 16 Old 02-08-2009, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Is it possible that it is the spawning tube? It has gotten larger and will not come off the fish is fine eating swimming. Anyone??
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post #10 of 16 Old 02-08-2009, 09:22 PM
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Wish I had some answers for you. Poor thing! How long has it been there now?
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