Goldfish Constipation


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:

  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • 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.