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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Sometimes I wonder if my girl ever poops...

I mean, I know she must as she eats like a pig, isn't fat or bloated, and is very healthy... But I have never found any of it, nor have I ever seen her go.
I find the waste from my male when I vacuum his tank, so I know what it looks like... But my female? Nothing. I vacuum her tank and always take a look in the bucket. Broken off bits of plant and a missed pellet or two, and that is it. The tank has fine sand in the bottom, so it isn't slipping down between gravel.

It is a total mystery. Where does it go?!?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 07:36 PM
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I'm sure that the 'missed pellet or two' is her poop. My girls have poop shaped and colored like my pellets.

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The male's looks like a rolled up ball, and it is about the same size as a pellet, but there is a clear difference between it and a pellet... The pellets mold after a day, but the poop doesn't. And the pellets expand a LOT after being in the water a while. An expanded moldy pellet looks a lot different than poop or a fresh pellet.

I am wondering whether she is hiding in a hard to vacuum spot to go, or if it is being sucked into the filter and being disintegrated before I see it.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 08:12 PM
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You just may have to find her corner. One of my boys likes to drop his piles in the back corners of the tank.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 07:44 PM
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I just noticed that one of my boys does the same thing.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 08:20 PM
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My Betta. When I see him poo, ( Which seems to be never, lol ) it's like a orange string, which is the color of his Pellets, and the Pellet comes along with it. Now a days, I never see him poo anymore. He's not fat. I just don't see it, sometimes.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 09:17 PM
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I was worried a bit at first about my guy. I couldn't see ANY of his poop, then one day after doing a 100% water change, I found it in a very specific corner out of normal site. XD
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 09:39 PM
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[COLOR="DarkOrchid"][/COLOR] Lol..too funny..My Sammy has found a place and he rests over his plant..and the plant acts as a filter..and catches the droppings..and I fish em out..no pun intended..haha..but yea..he makes it ez to find and dispose of..lol..
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 12:28 PM
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Never seen Kyon poop now I think about it. When he was in the tank on his own for a bit I would take out his cave and I realised he was just private about his functions and was going in there.

Gone AWOL....
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