Stubborn Platy constipation!

  1. Gemma86 Initiate Member

    2 of my platies have been constipated for 3 days now. To cover the diets of all my fish there is a combination of flake food, algae wafters and bloodworms. They are passing the stool eventually, aren't bloated and still active. I've tried peas, but they won't eat them. All my water levels are stable and I did a 40% water change yesterday. Is there anything else I can try? I don't want to lose my platies because of a poo!
  2. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Stop feeding them for a few days to see if that helps (it won't hurt them, don't worry!). After 3-4 days of fasting, offer them peas. I bet they'll eat them then!
  3. Gemma86 Initiate Member

    Thank you!
  4. BamBamSorg Well Known Member Member

    I think my gourami has the same problem....should I do the same?
  5. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    It might be a good idea to start your own thread so you can provide pics and more info.
  6. BamBamSorg Well Known Member Member