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Old 10-26-2014, 10:09 AM   #1
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Rainbow with swollen abdomen.

Hey all,

One of my female preacox rainbow fish, and she has a swollen abdomen and isn't eating. Any ideas?

Water conditions are all normal, all other fish are doing fine. I'm setting up a quarantine tank today to isolate her.


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Old 10-29-2014, 03:01 AM   #2
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Probably just diet and maybe eggs. Is her poo stringy white?
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Yes it is.


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Old 10-29-2014, 07:50 AM   #4
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Could be an internal parasite.

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That's what I'm treating for now. It's been two days in the quarantine tank. Not looking so good.


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Hmm, have you tried feeding shelled peas? Also soaking flake in meds and garlic juice.

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I tried both she isn't interested at all in food.


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Old 10-29-2014, 08:44 AM   #8
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Just keep the water clean and hope it passes? The tank is medicated so what more can you do? Try target feeding in a couple days?

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Old 11-07-2014, 05:48 PM   #9
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Bloating and stringy poo sounds like Mali Hexitima bloat or some kind of internal parasite. I didn't encounter it for like 5 years in the hobby until i got some wild guppies from this shady rude guy. The treatment for it needs to be quick and effective, its a powder called "Metronidazole". Its wierd because i never ran into it for so long and now it seems like everyone's fish is getting it, like a worldwide plauge of it, even mine got it...
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