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Old 03-27-2004, 02:47 AM   #1
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First encounter with bloat...

Had my tank running beautifully... infact, I felt ready to add my first butterfly.. Oops. It took 2 days for the Longnose I bought from a reputable dealer to get severe ICH and Bloat. I have never seen bloat before and I don't know the first thing about it. It looks horrid... I feel for the poor guy and I am afraid that the rest of the tank will now get the ICH. I am praying that my UV sterilizer controls it enough to allow me some time to get proper meds in there. I can't use copper because I have some inverts...

Tank readings are healthy, maybe a tad high on salinity but that's it. No problems in my Angels or Tang, so I am pretty sure the Butterfly brought the Ich with him.

Anyone know what causes bloat or how to treat it?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-27-2004, 10:09 AM   #2
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I am unfamiliar with the term bloat, but from the name I suspect it means a swelling of the abdomen, which is likely a swim bladder infectio (the fish will likely have difficulty swimming) or a blockage in the intestines. Give us a few more symptoms. and maybe we can lock it down.

You need to remove that fish from your main tank to a quarantine tank, it is likely you need to remove all your fish and treat for ick in a seperate q-tank, I recommend Hyposalinity for the ick
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Well, what I referred to as bloat may have been something different. The Longnose Butterfly had swelling along the top of his body. Like a puffy line of bloating that extended the length of his body. Also disfigurment around the bladder area. I should have taken a picture. He is gone now
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