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Old 03-24-2011, 11:03 AM   #1
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Talking !!!!!HELP!!!! black skirt tetra !!!!

hey people i have two black skirts/widows and one was really fat for like 2 days. was it full of eggs or just constipated. also does anyone know how to tell the difference between a male and female black skirt/widow.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:09 AM   #2
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Females are generally bigger/plumper in body size while their anal fin is narrower than the male anal fin.
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Females are generally bigger/plumper in body size while their anal fin is narrower than the male anal fin.
ok but it was only fat or full of eggs for two days is this normal
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:00 PM   #4
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!!! Can someone help !!!
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Can you get a pic?

Why are there only two?
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There should be at least six, but a pic would definitely help. Feed it some blanched chopped up peas just in case.
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No pic but my tank is at it's full capacity. I am hoping to get a larger tank. What do u think it could be.
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I'm thinking bloating right now, which is why I suggested the peas.
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I tend to agree. What and how often do you feed?
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2 times a day and I starve them 1 time a week. So why was it bloated for 2 days only.
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How old is the food? That sounds like bloating to me. How bout you Hn1?
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How old is the food? That sounds like bloating to me. How bout you Hn1?
2 week old
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Hmm. That kind of rules out the food, but I'd still try the peas if it happens again. But I'd start supplementing once a week or so either way.
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Hmm. That kind of rules out the food, but I'd still try the peas if it happens again. But I'd start supplementing once a week or so either way.
What do u mean by that
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Start feeding your fish chopped blanched peas once a week, cause it keeps them from bloating, and getting constipated. just keep feeding your regular food, and if anybody gets chubby again, switch and just feed peas until the bloating stops.
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Overfed IMO. They will always seem hungry, but are fine with once a day skipping a day or two a week. Or cut back the amount.

Edit: Peas are good to mix in. Variety matters.
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Overfed IMO. They will always seem hungry, but are fine with once a day skipping a day or two a week. Or cut back the amount.

Edit: Peas are good to mix in. Variety matters.
Alright thanks everyone
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