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Old 01-24-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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Help!!! Guys out?

Hey guys fed my fish frozen blood worm today and my severums guts are sticking out now! This happened to my last severum as well. I fed the other one peas last time and it went back in. So I'm trying it again. I need help though. If anyone has any knowledge about this. Please reply.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:46 PM   #2
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:44 AM   #3
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It looks like a breeding tube, what else is in the tank. It may have nothing to do with digestion. If it were guts, I dont think the peas would help. It would just go in by itself
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:03 AM   #4
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It looks like a breeding tube, what else is in the tank. It may have nothing to do with digestion. If it were guts, I dont think the peas would help. It would just go in by itself

It's very small around 2 and a half inches. In the tank there is a full size parrot fish, 2 tetras, 2 gouramis and a pleco
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:38 AM   #5
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DID YOU THAW THE BLOOD WORMS FIRST!? If you don't it causes them to bloat and that can happen!!!
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DID YOU THAW THE BLOOD WORMS FIRST!? If you don't it causes them to bloat and that can happen!!!
It's not as big of a deal as some people make it. I didn't thaw for years and never had a problem
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It's not as big of a deal as some people make it. I didn't thaw for years and never had a problem

Yeah. I wobble them in the water a little till they thaw and then feed them. At the moment I don't know what to do. I feel bad for the fish because he's trying to rub the sack thing off and it's not working.
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DID YOU THAW THE BLOOD WORMS FIRST!? If you don't it causes them to bloat and that can happen!!!
I think you're a little confused between freeze dried and frozen.

Frozen foods already have moisture in them and will not expand in a fish's stomach, so just thawing and feeding is fine.

Freeze dried has no moisture and needs to be soaked in a cup of tank water before feeding so that it doesn't expand in the stomach.

Feeding frozen bloodworms wouldn't have caused bloat unless they;

1) over eat

2) are mbuna cichlids who are primarily herbivores and can't have high protein
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Everything I've read on prolapse says the same thing, keep the water clean and hope it doesn't happen again. There's really no cure other than adding more veggies to the diet.
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:48 PM   #10
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My severum has the same thing. So I feed veggies and keep water clean, and thts really all I can do? Do they just go back in usually? Id hate to lose this fish so if theres anything else I can do for him then plz let me kno thanks

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