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« on: May 23, 2014, 07:24:01 PM »

Are there certain breeds of fish that develop more constipation than others? Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 09:16:25 PM »

goldfish, don't really have a proper stomach...if fed the wrong foods they don't digest them and get bound up.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 08:28:16 AM »

If you have fish that are not pooping properly feed them de-shelled peas...Not the ones from a tin..Use defrosted frozen garden peas from a packet..heat them a little in water to help get the shells off..then let them cool before you feed
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014, 08:01:17 PM »

If you have fish that are not pooping properly feed them de-shelled peas...Not the ones from a tin..Use defrosted frozen garden peas from a packet..heat them a little in water to help get the shells off..then let them cool before you feed
Thanks I fed them a small pea from the can .Now I know better.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2014, 09:22:37 PM »

Is there a reason to use frozen peas rather than canned peas or is that a personal preference?
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2014, 12:01:41 PM »

When things are canned, companies typically add salt as a preservative. When things are frozen, they're typically left alone. Smiley A frozen pea was most likely frozen raw. A canned pea was most likely partially or completely cooked during the canning process, depending on what method was used.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2014, 07:39:41 PM »

Is there a reason to use frozen peas rather than canned peas or is that a personal preference?
I de shelled the can peas and the constipation is gone from my swordtail fish.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2014, 09:20:38 PM »

I guess this thread turned into a good information exchange but, I somehow have to think that just by asking what to do about a constipated swordtail  would have yielded a more direct answer.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2014, 09:31:59 PM »

I guess this thread turned into a good information exchange but, I somehow have to think that just by asking what to do about a constipated swordtail  would have yielded a more direct answer.  Wink
That is how we learn Russ from various people's opinions in everything in life not only fish.
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