2 years ago#1

My goldfish is very constipated fecal matter is about 5 inches long and that is 2-3 times a day the last one was very thick and dark. I actually had to break it off with a spoon for him he was swimming around crazy and very stressed. I gave him a pea, and now waiting to see what happens he keeps swimming to the top gasping for air what else could be the problem?

2 years ago#2
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Hi! What size tank? Tank mates? Exact numbers for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate & ph? Temperature? Is this fish or any other fish new? What do you normal feed him? Gasping at the surface indicates a serious water quality issue such as high ammonia and/or nitrite or a lack of sufficient oxygen. Some more information will help us to figure out what's going on!

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