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Discussion in 'Private Collections & Pets' started by Lizard_boy, 4 Dec 2014.

  1. Lizard_boy

    Lizard_boy Well-Known Member

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    For starters I hope I spelt diareaha right any way my female bristle nose catfish is doing really long poos and when I say long one or two of them have made it 20cm no joke and they are mixed colors there will be brown for like a cm and then cloudy white for another cm she has never done it before and has been doing it for about a week I am very worried and I have had her for 4 years
     
  2. stubeanz

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    It's spelt Diarrhoea lol

    Bristle nose catfish do have long poos anyway but it could probably be the opposite to diarrhoea and so constipation, if you sink a few peas or a slice of cucumber then she will eat that and it may help. :)
     
  3. gentle lemur

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    I agree that plenty of veg in the diet is a good idea. I'm sure you know that parboiling vegetables is important so that they sink and are easier to digest. I often gave slices of broccoli stem and broad beans (skinned and broken into halves) to Ancistrus bristlenoses.

    Alan
     
  4. lintworm

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    That he makes long poos is not something I would worry about, however the color differences are interesting...
     
  5. Lizard_boy

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    Vegetables are not really an option the other fish would scoff them before the hit the bottom plus she's developed a weird habit of resting on the bottom upside down
     
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    How big is the specimen? If you've had it for over four years then it should be fairly large and the length of the faeces not as much of a concern as it resting upside down.

    Alan is - of course - correct about diet. You can try some par-boiled cucumber with a loop of led through it (the type you get wrapped around un-rooted live plant bundles) to keep it on the bottom. Depending on what else you've got in there that should give the bristlenose at least a fighting chance.
     
  7. Lizard_boy

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    I will try to take a photo of her pooing but how do I post it?
     
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    We don't need that, the description was fine.
     
  9. Lizard_boy

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    Ok I will put it in her log and which veggies are best out of the ones you have told me
     
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    I honestly doubt your other fish will eat the veg before hand unless you have lots of catfish etc and especially if it is a large piece.
     
  11. Lizard_boy

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    Well if there was something wrong with her she would be dead and thanks for all your help