Constipation can be deadly to a fish. Often, a poor diet causes the malady. Quickly treat constipation by one of two methods after detecting it in a fish.
Things You'll Need
- Epsom salt
Detect constipation in a fish by looking for a reduced appetite, very little or no bowel movements and an enlarged tummy. A constipated fish also may uncharacteristically sit at the bottom of your fish tank.
Treat fish constipation with peas, which act as a laxative for fish. Give bigger fish whole peas; mash up the peas for smaller fish.
Add 1/2 tsp. of epsom salt per gallon of water in your fish aquarium. Epsom salt serves as a muscle relaxant and should make your fish regular again.