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Old 01-09-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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Fat Neon Tetra 8O

One of my neon tetras has a really swollen belly and a white spot on her back. The fat belly looks just a bit slightly lumpy. Is my neon pregnant or diseased?
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Old 01-09-2005, 09:25 PM   #2
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Could be carrying eggs, bloated or diseased.
Did you just get this neon?
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Yes..... on saturday. Otherwise the tera is quite normal, swimming eating, playing
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Old 01-09-2005, 09:29 PM   #4
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Was it rounded when you bought it?
If not, it's too soon to be full of eggs.
When you fed them, did they all eat like hogs?
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It wasn't rounded like that when I bought it. Most of the other fish have really small slight roundness of their bellys cause I just fed em, but this particular tetra is really swollen
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another piccy

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i think it was slightly rounded when i got it but the belly has just gotten bigger
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It may be eggs or bloating (or disease). If it is eggs, the fish will continue to get bigger, gradually.
For bloat, try feeding blanched, peeled peas.
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ok thanks! but u think I might be overfeeding? 5 flakes every morning for 10 neon tetras.
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Feed what they will eat in 3 mins per day, or every other day.
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