Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-12-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
usarng2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 23
Need advice

I just did a water test .... water levels are perfect !!!

one question for the experienced ?

one of my dwarfs has a swollen belly and is swimming sideways ...

The blue dwarf keeps checking on the red dwarf (the one with the swollen belly).. so either I have a pregnant dwarf or a constipated dwarf ...

I cannot tell the sex of dwarfs so please advise ...

__________________

__________________
usarng2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 12:29 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,432
Are you talking about dwarf puffers? If it is swimming on its' side than it is sick. The other puffer is most likely going to attack the other one. Dwarf puffers should be kept separately or in a big enough tank for each to establish territories. It is recommended to have 5 gallons for each one. Even then they will fight sometimes. You can tell a male from a female by looking at the belly. Males have a dark stripe running down their stomach. They also have little wrinkles around their eyes. It could have parasites. Have you wormed them? Or it could be bloated from overeating. Try not feeding for a couple of days. You need to remove the sick one or the other one will attack it.
__________________

__________________
wildroseofky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 01:23 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
usarng2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 23
Dwarf Gouramis... I took him out and tried to feed him peas he ate a little so I will see what happens... all the other fish are super healthy and their colors have improved so much ...
__________________
usarng2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advice

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.