Oscar constipated?

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Hi guys,

I have recently purchased 3 new baby Oscars, 2 of which have this bulge in their stomach/ near anus.

Is this simply just a full fish, constipation, or perhaps something more sinister? I have had to overfeed slightly as I also have to feed shovelnose Lima cats and a fire eel which means I put intended amount for all fish, but Oscars being Oscars, they tend to get there first and therefore eat more food than intended.

Hoping this is nothing to worry about but any info would be appreciated.


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Suprd71 replied the topic: Oscar constipated?

Two fish the same condition suggests a full belly. I wouldnt feed any more until I was certain that they were producing waste. Your bottom dwellers are primarily nocturnal. Feed them at lights out, Oscars wont get all the chow that way

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