Noticed tonight my PJ cardinal is *extremely* swollen up.
This fish is a little beat up - it got caught in an overflow, and ended up going down to the sump, one of it's fins was sheared off almost completely.
That was 6 months ago, it recovered fine.
Anyone thing this is a pregnancy, or a serious infection of some sort? If it's an infection, I should probably quanantine it. If it's pregnant, I should probably quarantine it (or wait for the other fish to have a nice snack).
Also, excuse the cyano
and algae - I know it looks bad, but it happens every time after I do a PWC
with reef crystals salt. I'm shopping for new salt, but that's another discussion (please).
It's an established tank - 180G, 1.5 years old, with most rock and sand >4 years old, and with several flourishing bubbletips (almost 10" across now). All typical tests are good - pH 8.3, NO3
almost non-existent, etc.
180G build thread
180G All-glass with dual megaflows in a custom stand
AquaC EV-180 skimmer
250 pounds LR
160 pounds aragonite
Custom acrylic sump from GlassCages.com
2xPCX-40 return pumps
2x250MH 14K, 2x175MH 14K - PFO lighting, 2x65W PC
No-name 36W UV
Water General 125GPH RO/DI