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Old 06-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #1 
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I was curious: what color is your betta's poop? Since I've been caring for my sister's fish more, I've noticed that his poop is red. I got so scared when I first saw it because I thought he was hurt! Then I noticed that the flakes she feeds him are red. Otis just likes scaring me! -.- My fish, Sally and Donald, have poop that comes in different shades of brown. (I sound like an infomertial... "Buy BETTA POOP! It comes it red, purple, pink, blue, and all different shades of brown!")
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:34 PM   #2 
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well, normally i would be concerned if it was red.. but the food could have something to do with it. because my bettas that eat mostly orange pellets have orange poop. and all the other poops are alll shades of brown.. mostly orange brown or orange green haha
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:46 PM   #3 
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I held up the food to the poop and it's the exact shade of red. :P That kind of makes me nervous... Doesn't that mean that he's not absorbing all the nutrients? >.< Or do you think it's just food coloring?
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:22 PM   #4 
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It's usually pretty close to the color of food they eat. Most of the time it's brown since their food is brown, but I've seen it be green (peas) and heard it can be white if they eat their own eggs.

It's probably nothing to worry about. You can try picking different colored flakes and see if the color changes :P.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:54 PM   #5 
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Mine are the same color as the pellets. When vacuuming, I sometimes have trouble distinguishing between poo and leftover pellets.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:59 PM   #6 
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wow

I never knew that their poop could change color depending on their food... also, i have never fed it anything other than pellets. Exept my betta raven ate red flakes and red pellets so i dont know. His poop was never red tho.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:20 PM   #7 
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I feed my bettas omega one pellets, which are red. And their poop is red. I'd say it's nothing to be concerned about unless it's a different color than the food.

White poop = illness
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:52 PM   #8 
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.. you have leftover food?

Mine eat every single scrap. They'd eat until they exploded, if I let them..

My fish have all lately being doing really BIG poo. Makes me wince. Surely fishbottoms aren't that big.

I can't believe some of the things I spend my time thinking about, these days..
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:01 PM   #9 
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A good turd is usually deep brownish red or dark brown.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:27 PM   #10 
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I would think that what goes in is what comes out. Love the topic!
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