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Old 03-30-2015, 05:41 AM   #1
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Help my flowerhorn

My flowerhorn's intestine comes out.
I use metronidazole 250 milligram per each 40 liter. And add salt and bring temperature up to 32.
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:18 AM   #2
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What are you feeding him? A prolapsed anus is usually indicative of a diet too high in protein and fat. Add epsom salt to his water, hold off on feeding him a few days and let the issue resolve itself.


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Old 03-30-2015, 07:04 AM   #3
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I recently purchased this fish only ten days ago. I don't know what is that salt u say.
this fish will die?
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:08 AM   #4
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I add salt without iodine.
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:34 PM   #5
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I recently purchased this fish only ten days ago. I don't know what is that salt u say.
this fish will die?

What are you feeding him? What are your tank parameters, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate.

No, the fish shouldn't die. It's a fairly common issue in flowerhorns.

And you should be adding epsom salt not aquarium salt. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate and can be found in most pharmacies usually advertised as helping aches and pains, just make sure it is 100% natural epsom salt and no scents or dyes added. 
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it may also come in a little cardboard container.

Just google flowerhorn prolapsed rectum.


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Old 03-30-2015, 07:17 PM   #6
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What is the proper diet for flowerhorns if you believe that to be the issue Nigel?

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As with anything it is all about variety. I'd go with high quality foods like Hikari gold, new life spectrum, hai feng.


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I agree with Nigel. The truth is in the poo. When I switched to NLS years ago I could not believe the difference.

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OK. Was wondering since I have one as well. Its on omega one right now but eating a single hikari gold pellet every two to three days.

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Omega one pellets or flakes? I would not do flakes if you are trying to get size on him because its way more messy than pellets. Omega one is good also but as I said with the NLS you can see the consistency with the size and color of the waste. It may sound strange but before I was feeding the NLS and would vacuum up the waste it would be clumpy and stringy. with the NLS its consistent in shape and color. Unfortunately my hybrid wants nothing to do with the NLS, spits it out when I try to trick him with it so he gets omega one pellets.
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