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Hi,

I think one of my fancy goldie is a little sick. He eats OK but, he goes hides into a corner between the plants and doesn't come out unless I push him with my hand. Then he runs back to the corner. He was very active yesterday, I lookes at him and I don't see anything on his skin/body. The other 2 in the tank are OK.
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Hi,

This fish is with us for more than a year. Water is perfect, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. All the other goldies are just fine. This is a female, she eats good but then she runs into the corner between the plants. I'll stop the co2 and start my air stones to see what happens.
 

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What makes you think she's constipated?

Boiled, peeled peas usually work. Frozen daphnia are another good constipation remedy.
Well her belly is a bit swollen. I moved her to the hospital tank to have some piece and quiet b/c one of the boys started to bully her. Darn, he never did that before.
 

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a teaspoon would be a safe amount.

These shortened body fish have these issues quite often. Make sure to feed them a wide variety of foods that include fresh vegetables. All flakes and pellets are bad for them.

I would feed this guy some peas and not feed him for a few days to get the stoppage out of his body.
 

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Hmm, she's still alive and eats the peas after 5 days in the hospital tank. I am treating her with Maracyn + , Melafix and a little Epsom. Also, change her water every day. Look like the swelling is down just a bit. Dropsy is always fatal but, we pray she'll make it.
 
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