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Old 04-19-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Bloat?

Does white string from fish always mean bloat? Fish is still very active....not hiding... Still eating
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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I will get the ball rolling here for ya...as im no Doc...

What are you feeding them & how much are you feeding them everyday?
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #3
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Cichlid excel floating pellets... Wheat germ And spirulina.... Flakes.... Extreme aquatic foods...38% protein....and skinned peas..... Alternate once a day
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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Are you overfeeding them? Feeding once a day, twice a day, etc.....
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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Once a day... And usually what they can eat in a couple of minutes....nitrates and ammonia are good.....fish is not acting any different... I guess will see if that changes tomorrow..
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Is it all the fish or just one? Do they look different skinny or bloated...tummy looks okay....
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All look good..... Had a tropheus moori awhile back die from bloat.... Had all the symptoms.... But this one has none except for the stringy stuff... Which is also very faint.... Had to look very close..... Should I change the food?
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:32 PM   #8
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Dude nice permit.
And white stringy poo can also mean internal parasites but it could just be colored from what you're feeding him. Wait and see if he starts acting strange

Maybe feed him some peas to clear his system
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Tks, Tarpon....That's 29lbs off the keys bridges. I would like to keep them in a aquarium...lol!

Just keep an eye on them. Sorry you lost one to bloat sometime back....peas & garlic if you can get them mixed very well in the blender add some tank water to the blender. Freeze them and drop them in is how I do it...
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Thanks for the input... Will keep with the peas and hope for the best.....
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