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Old 06-25-2019, 12:24 PM   #1
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Rescued cichlid has prolapse

This is a fish I rescued from a severely overstocked aquarium (30 new/old world mix in a 46g bowfront) . I've had it now for about a week. I was wondering if there's anything that can be done for the prolapse.

I've been keeping the water clean and feeding nori sheets, omega one veggie pellets, and omega one cichlid pellets. I know it was fed tetra cichlid pellets from the previous owner because they tried to give me them.

The cichlid acts normal. Swims, begs for food, ect. One of the other cichlids has finrot, hence the lots of water changes.
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:35 PM   #2
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One of my Acei had prolapse a lot worse than this. I stopped feeding and did an extra water change during the week and it went away in its own within 2 weeks. If itís acting normal, it should be fine. Just keep your eyes on it
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I wouldn't over water change. 20% a week. But you need bacteria in the tank or else your hurting more than helping. Try adding some bueno Aires tetras they make good friends.
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I wouldn't over water change. 20% a week. But you need bacteria in the tank or else your hurting more than helping. Try adding some bueno Aires tetras they make good friends.
I'm not adding anymore fish. It's mostly a 55g mbuna tank with one jewel. Already have 12 fish in there.

Also, bacteria is in the filter. The tank isn't planted, so there's nowhere for the nitrates to go. I honestly think small changes a couple times a week won't hurt anything, so long as I leave the filter alone. Omve I figure out how to heal the finrot and prolapse, then I'll try a 30% once a week.
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Personally I wouldn't do anything less than a 50% weekly water change.
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