Constipation in goldfish would more accurately fall into the category of physiological conditions, rather than goldfish diseases.
Easily detected and cured, it is caused by:
- Poor diet (most likely cause)
- Normally substandard water being brought up to scratch.
What are the symptoms of goldfish constipation?
- a distended belly
- Not being able to defecate
- A goldfish suffering from constipation may constantly follow behind another fish.
How can I treat constipation?
To cure goldfish constipation, feed them:
- Live feed
- Pre-soaked flakes
- A grain of epsom salts
How can I prevent constipation?
To prevent recurrence provide variation in the goldfish's diet.