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Old 12-10-2012, 10:25 AM   #1 
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Bloated Female

My girl Eponine has seemed slightly bloated since the day I got her (a couple months ago). She is pooping, and I have tried fasting her. She acts fine. She eats, is aggressive, is constantly swimming around her tank. I just moved her last night from a 2.5 g to a 10 g because I wanted her to have a bigger environment. And, I think it is easier to clean a 10 g versus a 2.5 g. She is still acting like her old self. Any suggestions? The bloating is the same, it hasn't gotten bigger or smaller over the months.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:29 AM   #2 
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Could you provide a picture?

I recall that when I had girls, in comparison to my boys, their bellies were always slightly more round....so that could just be it, but a picture would be helpful. :)
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:42 AM   #3 
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Could you recommend a picture site? I asked once in the past but no one gave me suggestions. I do not have a membership to any picture sites, so I can not post pictures.
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You can upload pictures to Tinypic.com without a membership.

Or you should be able to attach your picture to your post...when replying, click 'Go Advanced' then click on the little paperclip on the little toolbar up above where you write your post. There you should be able to upload and attach your picture directly. :)
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Being a female, she is probably just eggy. You say it has not gotten worse, she is acting fine and eats and poops... So I am pretty sure it is just her eggs :)
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Being a female, she is probably just eggy. You say it has not gotten worse, she is acting fine and eats and poops... So I am pretty sure it is just her eggs :)
Is it common for them to be eggy for so long? I assumed that was just something that happened every once in a while and then passed after a couple/few weeks?
I haven't had females in forever though, and I can't recall any of them ever being particularly large or eggy normally...
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Some of mine always had that eggy look. Others with a slight belly and occasionally looked like they were going to explode, and others barely had bellies on them unless I were breeding them.
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Here is a picture, its not great, but it shows you the bloat.

It's king of a funky angle, but if you see the little bump under her. That is what I am talking about.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:55 AM   #9 
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That looks fairly normal to me. And like Sena said, if shes acting normally, it hasn't gotten worse, and she eats and poops just fine its probably nothing to worry about. :)

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Some of mine always had that eggy look. Others with a slight belly and occasionally looked like they were going to explode, and others barely had bellies on them unless I were breeding them.
Very interesting...it must just depend on the female. Thank you!
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Ok thanks. I thought she was okay, but still I figured I should check. I did a search on here and found a girl (who was far more bloated than mine), that someone said might have a parasite. So I got a little worried.
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