What is in your fish's poop?
  • sleepymansleepyman February 2013
    Posts: 102
    Dear Koi-kichis,

    An interesting read I stumbled upon..

    "Their is ways to tell if your fish is doing well and one way is looking at their poop. This chart is a general way of knowing how your fish is doing.

    Long thin poop: Same color as there food but its thin and long. This normally caused by stress and not eating well. Fish should be closely watched.

    White poop with air bubbles: There isnt any color to the poop and there is air trapped in the poop. This is signs of constipation, the food isnt being prossed in the fish. Fish should be not feed for three days and then feed nothing but peas for three days.

    Thin white poop: There isnt any color to the poop. This is a sign of a bacterial infection inside of the fish. Fish should be placed on Anitoboitics and feed nothing but anitibotic foods.

    Long clear (zig zag) with air bubbles: There isnt any color to the poop but it is long and with air bubbles in the poop. This is normally the fish reabsorbing eggs.

    Long and thick poop: The poop is long but the same color as the food you feed them but it trails the fish. This fish is feed to much and is alittle consitapated. Fish shouldnt be feed for three days.

    Short to medium poop: Good healthy poop should be the same color as what you have feed them. The poop should be short to medium length and not be trailing the fish for long lengths of time."

    With no intention to maliciously infringe its copyright, I just wanna share this extract.

    With limited experience in this hobby, maybe more ppl could share your experience in this matter?

    Best Regards!
  • kolampkolamp February 2013
    Posts: 222
    Great info bout the poop...thanks for sharing sleepyman!
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar February 2013
    Posts: 1,763
    Thanks for sharing bro.
    Also there are floating poo, indigestion for koi's. Should fast few days and feed WG only :)
  • gerrygerry February 2013
    Posts: 777
    Dark green poop = koi have been grazing on algae... :-D

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