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Old 02-06-2011, 10:27 PM   #1 
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Bloating?

Mister Fishy has fin rot :( But I'm treating him for it.

He's bloated right now. Today was his usual day of fasting, and so I fasted him, but I was wondering how long I should fast him for and if there is anything else I can do to help him become un-bloated.

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Old 02-06-2011, 10:30 PM   #2 
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Fasting him for 2-3 days will help. Also, if you have or can get daphnia, it is a natural laxative and will help take care of constipation/bloating.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:51 PM   #3 
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He doesn't seem to be any better, and it's been almost two days since he's eaten, plus I can't get any daphnia.

What should I do if his bloating doesn't go away in the three days?

Would it be worth it to put him in his quarantine (1 gallon fishbowl that I put in the half filled tank so I can keep the water warm) and just treat him with epsom salts to help with the bloating?

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Old 02-07-2011, 07:39 PM   #4 
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I put him in his bowl because after reading the forum I saw that epsom salts help a lot with bloating, so he's in there with it with the bowl in his heated tank.

He's just hovering near the surface, not moving. He goes up for air but that's about it. I'm really worried :(
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:03 PM   #5 
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He's swimming around now....

*phew*
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