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Date: 01 Mar 2007 15:01:17
From: El Roberto
Subject: Platys and poo....
Yeah, sorry about the faecal discussion here, but I have 3 platys - 2 fairly
big and one baby one who's growing up quite nicely.... they all seem really
happy and happily gobble up the tropical fish flakes I give them (only one
per fish of course), but almost invariably they then spend a good ten
minutes each trying to rid their sphincter (ouch) of a big stringy grey
length of poo, like a tail, looking very uncomfortable in the process.

Is this healthy? They seem very happy 24/7, but I'd hate to think that my
decision to feed only flakes was causing them pain or discomfort when it
comes to poop time... should I be feeding them lettuce and peas more often,
or occasionally a live or frozen treat food (if so, what kind?).

All I know is that if it was ME in there, it'd be f'n sore. Constipation is
no laughing matter!

R






 
Date: 02 Mar 2007 15:37:44
From:
Subject: Re: Platys and poo....
On 1, 10:01 am, "El Roberto" <wiz...@gore.com > wrote:
> Yeah, sorry about the faecal discussion here, but I have 3 platys - 2 fairly
> big and one baby one who's growing up quite nicely.... they all seem really
> happy and happily gobble up the tropical fish flakes I give them (only one
> per fish of course)

Hi Roberto! I don't look in here very often, and in your last post you
were considering switching from goldfish to tropicals because you had
a smallish aquarium. Congratulations on your choice of platies, aren't
they great fish? Mine are solid orange-red; what colour(s) are your
platies?

Re feeding platies and their poo, yes they tend to have a big string
of feces attached from time to time. I feed mine much more than 1
small flake per fish at a time but it does depend on the size of
flakes. Sometimes I get the big flakes meant for larger fish, and my
rainbowfish and clown loaches attack the flakes, making smaller bits
for the smaller fish. Because you may have a smaller aquarium it's
good you're being conservative on feeding - but don't starve the fish
either. I feed only flake food, but my platies eat algae and surface
slime too - they're little pigs and help keep the aquarium tidy.
d.



 
Date: 02 Mar 2007 10:38:14
From: Tynk
Subject: Re: Platys and poo....
On 1, 9:01?am, "El Roberto" <wiz...@gore.com > wrote:
> Yeah, sorry about the faecal discussion here, but I have 3 platys - 2 fairly
> big and one baby one who's growing up quite nicely.... they all seem really
> happy and happily gobble up the tropical fish flakes I give them (only one
> per fish of course), but almost invariably they then spend a good ten
> minutes each trying to rid their sphincter (ouch) of a big stringy grey
> length of poo, like a tail, looking very uncomfortable in the process.
>
> Is this healthy? They seem very happy 24/7, but I'd hate to think that my
> decision to feed only flakes was causing them pain or discomfort when it
> comes to poop time... should I be feeding them lettuce and peas more often,
> or occasionally a live or frozen treat food (if so, what kind?).
>
> All I know is that if it was ME in there, it'd be f'n sore. Constipation is
> no laughing matter!
>
> R

White or grey, stringy poops are usually symptom of internal
parasites.
I would suggest you research a bit and look for pictures to compare
with what you are seeing.
How long have you had these fish? Were there any new additions lately?



 
Date: 01 Mar 2007 20:54:48
From:
Subject: Re: Platys and poo....
Hi...something sounds odd for sure. I have several platies happily
mating and breeding. I feed them mostly flakes (3 (size of small
fingernail) per fish 3x per day), and intersperse with frozen brine
shrimp or bloodworms or shrimp pellets as a weekly treat. They seem to
love all forms of the food I give them and happily eat it as fast as I
put it in the tank.

Hope this helps.

>----- The Old Wolf -----<

On Thu, 1 2007 15:01:17 -0000, "El Roberto" <wizard@gore.com >
wrote:

>Yeah, sorry about the faecal discussion here, but I have 3 platys - 2 fairly
>big and one baby one who's growing up quite nicely.... they all seem really
>happy and happily gobble up the tropical fish flakes I give them (only one
>per fish of course), but almost invariably they then spend a good ten
>minutes each trying to rid their sphincter (ouch) of a big stringy grey
>length of poo, like a tail, looking very uncomfortable in the process.
>
>Is this healthy? They seem very happy 24/7, but I'd hate to think that my
>decision to feed only flakes was causing them pain or discomfort when it
>comes to poop time... should I be feeding them lettuce and peas more often,
>or occasionally a live or frozen treat food (if so, what kind?).
>
>All I know is that if it was ME in there, it'd be f'n sore. Constipation is
>no laughing matter!
>
>R
>
>----- The Old Wolf -----<


 
Date: 01 Mar 2007 20:59:28
From: Gill Passman
Subject: Re: Platys and poo....
El Roberto wrote:
> Yeah, sorry about the faecal discussion here, but I have 3 platys - 2 fairly
> big and one baby one who's growing up quite nicely.... they all seem really
> happy and happily gobble up the tropical fish flakes I give them (only one
> per fish of course), but almost invariably they then spend a good ten
> minutes each trying to rid their sphincter (ouch) of a big stringy grey
> length of poo, like a tail, looking very uncomfortable in the process.
>
> Is this healthy? They seem very happy 24/7, but I'd hate to think that my
> decision to feed only flakes was causing them pain or discomfort when it
> comes to poop time... should I be feeding them lettuce and peas more often,
> or occasionally a live or frozen treat food (if so, what kind?).
>
Long poo is normal for platys - only worry if it becomes white and then
just be concerned rather than panic......Generally a good mixed diet is
the way to go - my Platys have even been seen eating algae like
spaghetti......feed as large a variety as you can - flake, frozen -
brine shrimps are supposed to be good for constipation I've heard but
mine also take blood worms readily.....the odd pea here and there should
be fine......

Gill


 
Date: 01 Mar 2007 11:32:19
From: Reel McKoi
Subject: Re: Platys and poo....

"El Roberto" <wizard@gore.com > wrote in message
news:54o868F21pkauU1@mid.individual.net...
> Yeah, sorry about the faecal discussion here, but I have 3 platys - 2
> fairly big and one baby one who's growing up quite nicely.... they all
> seem really happy and happily gobble up the tropical fish flakes I give
> them (only one per fish of course), but almost invariably they then spend
> a good ten minutes each trying to rid their sphincter (ouch) of a big
> stringy grey length of poo, like a tail, looking very uncomfortable in the
> process.

Only one flake per fish? I feed my platys as much as they can eat at least
twice a day. I feed them a variety of flakes, small pellets and frozen
fishfoods from the pet shop. Your fishes feces don't sound normal...

> Is this healthy? They seem very happy 24/7, but I'd hate to think that my
> decision to feed only flakes was causing them pain or discomfort when it
> comes to poop time... should I be feeding them lettuce and peas more
> often, or occasionally a live or frozen treat food (if so, what kind?).

Feed them a large variety of foods for the best results. Mine don't eat
lettuce or peas. They like the frozen foods the best.

> All I know is that if it was ME in there, it'd be f'n sore. Constipation
> is no laughing matter!
>

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Date: 01 Mar 2007 18:04:42
From: Reel McKoi
Subject: Re: Platys and poo....

Ah, but carol loves to play in shit
She is always strirring up a pot of the stuff.

YOur a loon and moron there ACrol Gulley aka Reel McKoi.you old
buffoon!
On Thu, 1 2007 11:32:19 -0600, "Reel McKoi"
<silver_iconREMOVE@THISnerdshack.com > wrote:

>
>"El Roberto" <wizard@gore.com> wrote in message
>news:54o868F21pkauU1@mid.individual.net...
>> Yeah, sorry about the faecal discussion here, but I have 3 platys - 2
>> fairly big and one baby one who's growing up quite nicely.... they all
>> seem really happy and happily gobble up the tropical fish flakes I give
>> them (only one per fish of course), but almost invariably they then spend
>> a good ten minutes each trying to rid their sphincter (ouch) of a big
>> stringy grey length of poo, like a tail, looking very uncomfortable in the
>> process.
>
>Only one flake per fish? I feed my platys as much as they can eat at least
>twice a day. I feed them a variety of flakes, small pellets and frozen
>fishfoods from the pet shop. Your fishes feces don't sound normal...
>
>> Is this healthy? They seem very happy 24/7, but I'd hate to think that my
>> decision to feed only flakes was causing them pain or discomfort when it
>> comes to poop time... should I be feeding them lettuce and peas more
>> often, or occasionally a live or frozen treat food (if so, what kind?).
>
>Feed them a large variety of foods for the best results. Mine don't eat
>lettuce or peas. They like the frozen foods the best.
>
>> All I know is that if it was ME in there, it'd be f'n sore. Constipation
>> is no laughing matter!
>>



   
Date: 01 Mar 2007 13:40:10
From: J. M. Loralee
Subject: Re: Platys and poo....
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"Reel McKoi" <silver_icnREMOVE@THISnerdshack.com > wrote in message
news:45ea1578.7714359@news.aioe.org...
>
> Ah, but carol loves to play in shit
> She is always strirring up a pot of the stuff.
>
> YOur a loon and moron there ACrol Gulley aka Reel McKoi.you old
> buffoon!
> On Thu, 1 2007 11:32:19 -0600, "Reel McKoi"
> <silver_iconREMOVE@THISnerdshack.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>"El Roberto" <wizard@gore.com> wrote in message
>>news:54o868F21pkauU1@mid.individual.net...
>>> Yeah, sorry about the faecal discussion here, but I have 3 platys - 2
>>> fairly big and one baby one who's growing up quite nicely.... they all
>>> seem really happy and happily gobble up the tropical fish flakes I give
>>> them (only one per fish of course), but almost invariably they then
>>> spend
>>> a good ten minutes each trying to rid their sphincter (ouch) of a big
>>> stringy grey length of poo, like a tail, looking very uncomfortable in
>>> the
>>> process.
>>
>>Only one flake per fish? I feed my platys as much as they can eat at least
>>twice a day. I feed them a variety of flakes, small pellets and frozen
>>fishfoods from the pet shop. Your fishes feces don't sound normal...
>>
>>> Is this healthy? They seem very happy 24/7, but I'd hate to think that
>>> my
>>> decision to feed only flakes was causing them pain or discomfort when it
>>> comes to poop time... should I be feeding them lettuce and peas more
>>> often, or occasionally a live or frozen treat food (if so, what kind?).
>>
>>Feed them a large variety of foods for the best results. Mine don't eat
>>lettuce or peas. They like the frozen foods the best.
>>
>>> All I know is that if it was ME in there, it'd be f'n sore. Constipation
>>> is no laughing matter!
>>>
>