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Old 08-29-2014, 04:26 AM   #1
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Angel fish pregnant??

Hi, My angel fish has now looked like this and progressively getting larger over a period of about 3 weeks. Can anyone recognise what may be happening please?
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:50 AM   #2
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It definitely isn't pregnant since angelfish aren't live bearers. My guess is a bad parasite. What are your water parameters, how big is the tank, and what inhabitants?


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Old 08-29-2014, 06:14 AM   #3
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Hi,
Thankyou for your reply, I have had both Angel fish for as long as I can remember and they are special to me. My tank is 280 litres with bogwood and no live plants.
PH = 6.5
KH = 2
Temp : 79*F
Other fish are:
1 parrot fish
1 Gourami
1 Dwarf gourami
2 x plecs
3 x clown loaches
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There could be a number of things wrong anything from constipation to simply eating too much to dropsy.
Since it's been going on for so long I would rule out constipation. If there was a blockage that serious I don't think the fish would still be alive.

How does the poop look?

I'm thinking either a parasite, worms, or dropsy. Another member will have to chime in. I've never dealt with something like this before so I am unsure of how to properly diagnose and treat. I don't want to give out the wrong info.


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Thank you very much for your advice. I have done a bit of research on each of the ailments you have mentioned. Although it "looks" like dropsy the fish is not showing any other symptoms that relate to it. Poop is as normal, light brownish colour and string like. I am now thinking it may be a parasite/worms so I will quarantine her and hopefully get her back to full health.
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