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Old 04-05-2011, 02:17 PM   #1 
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Bloat?

On a photo thread someone commented that my guy looks bloated. He isn't acting any different BUT if it looks that way to you guys, I want to try to fix it ASAP. he eats 1 to 2 pellets a day for the last couple of days.

Water temp is 80, I test it to be sure of everything (I am actually a tab bit obsessed w/ this testing stuff....sigh), he has a filter, is alone, no live plants. Please look at the photos and tell me if you think it's bloat.
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:18 PM   #2 
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sorry, second pic suck!
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:35 PM   #3 
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Maybe it is just me but he doesn't look bloated to me.
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:38 PM   #4 
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He looks fine to me. And he's so beautiful!
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:39 PM   #5 
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I hope not. I love him...he seems so healthy & happy....thanks, I will be keeping a close eye on him.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:22 PM   #6 
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Ohh, those are much better pictures. The one I saw made his tummy look pretty big. Sorry if I worried you or anything, I guess the picture was taken at a funny angle which made him look bloated to me :D I dont think he's bloated. Sorry, I must have totally bothered you! >.<
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:54 PM   #7 
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Don't confuse Bloat with a normal full tummy....usually with bloat you will also have other symptom...like...lethargic, hiding, not eating or pooping to name a few other thing you may see along with an enlarged stomach.....

Sometimes the fish will suffer poor nutrition due to fear of bloat after a meal-its normal for the tummy area to look larger after a meal and it should start to decrease in size within a reasonable amount of time as they digest their meal...good nutrition is important to maintain a healthy fish and immune response.....underfeeding can be as bad as overfeeding...you have to find that balance...true they can go several weeks without food...but its not recommended long term.....
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:13 PM   #8 
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Thanks guys and I am not bothered is rather look for signs than not know.
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