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Old 06-27-2012, 11:14 AM   #1 
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Rapid Bloating

I haven't fed Sotto for three days hoping to deal with some mild Bloating now he's starting to look painfully puffed up.
...yet he's still begging for food the little .... Pig *mutters*

He has a long odd poop hanging out that's been out since yesterday.

Any suggestions, should I quarantine him from the tetras, I know of many fish stores so just start suggesting stuff.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:44 AM   #2 
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Do you possibly have a picture of him? Is the poo white or long and stringy? Bloating is usually caused by constipation, an internal bacterial infection or and internal parasitic infestation. The long poo you talked about makes me think it could be internal parasites!
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:46 AM   #3 
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Do you possibly have a picture of him? Is the poo white or long and stringy? Bloating is usually caused by constipation, an internal bacterial infection or and internal parasitic infestation. The long poo you talked about makes me think it could be internal parasites!
Fine I'll take a picture *mutters at having to get out of his comfy bed*
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:07 PM   #4 
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Alright made an album on photo bucket

http://s1146.photobucket.com/albums/...t=IMG_0654.jpg

Now tell me what's wrong with him, he was docile for the camera, what's wrong with...

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Old 06-27-2012, 02:25 PM   #5 
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So... I post pics and nothing?
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:38 PM   #6 
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Hey, sorry had to go to the chiropractor! Ok so from what I've learned over the years long stingy poo and bloat can be caused by 3 things, constipation, an internal bacterial infection, or internal parasites. Now IME fish with internal parasite infections tend not to have much of an appetite, and neither do fish with bad internal bacterial infections, but of course all fish are individuals. I would start by treating him with epsom salt which is magnesium based instead of aquarium salt which is sodium based. The epsom salt will help to draw out some of the swelling in the abdomen. You can also try feeding him some daphnia (you can find it frozen in most pet stores) it acts as a laxative which may help treat some of the bloat. It might also not be a bad idea to treat with a broad spectrum antibiotic such as tetracycline or a mix of maracyn 1 & 2
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Going shopping now... I hope this won't hurt the tetras I don't have space to remove them...... *thinks* oh... Yeah I can move Sotto out though hahaha
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I would quarantine him just to be safe.
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