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Old 02-15-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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my Electra ate too much

It look like my Electra ate too much. He is bloating and he barely moves close to the suffice. Is there anything I can do to help him.

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:17 PM   #2
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It look like my Electra ate too much. He is bloating and he barely moves close to the suffice. Is there anything I can do to help him.
When did you feed last? How long has it looked like that? Looks bloated and they may be a bad sign. Do you have a hospital tank?
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:26 PM   #3
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He ate yesterday for the last time. I think he ate a few medium size pellets. And I don't have a hospital tank. Can I use a bucket?
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:29 PM   #4
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By the way, I notice him like this today...
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:34 PM   #5
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If you don't have a hospital tank then just keep an eye on him. Have you goggled Malawi Bloat? Look it up and see if any of that matches your case. It's definitely bloated.

The plus to this is... I've had a few fish bloat up and a day or 2 later they were fine.

Skip a feeding and watch him.

Sorry I can't help more. Hopefully more experienced forum members will chime in.
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Thank you for your help!
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Sometimes they will pull threw it on their own or with some peas. Your dude looks pretty bad i would get him in a tote a bucket or something that you can add a small filter and a heater to. You can add a little epson salt try to feed peas and use Metronidazole meds If he is eating its best to give it to them in food. I believe the site i give to you below has a powder and also a flake food. Another member here showed me this place so i ordered it and am keeping it in stock in case of an emergency.
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He ate yesterday for the last time. I think he ate a few medium size pellets. And I don't have a hospital tank. Can I use a bucket?
I use excel that one may be made for sa\ca or African river fish that can handle higher protein. But again I'm not sure. I'd stop feeding for several days to see if it improves. When you go back to feeding feed less than you do now. Also look into getting smaller ones like the baby.or mini size
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