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Old 07-09-2011, 06:54 PM   #1 
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I noticed today that my girls belly is huge! It's at least twice it's normal size, and isn't gray but is pale. She isn't pineconing or showing any other symptoms of dropsy, she isn't lethargic or loosing color, and I'm not planning to feed her. I think it may be too much food, and am going to fast her. What I wanted to ask is if anyone has pics of bloat or overfeeding. Thanks!
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:21 PM   #2 
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Well what she has IS bloat.
Epsome salt/water mixture will help her. i THNK its 2tsp Salt per gallon.

Yes, dont feed her for a few days. What is your feeding schedule?
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:48 PM   #3 
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I feed her four 1mm pellets a day, and I only fed her this morning. I can't get Epsom salt because my mom( who's fish it is) freaks out whenever I try to medicate the fish, saying I'm going to kill them with" Weird Concotions". She practically strangled me when I said I wasn't going to feed her tomorrow, and she only let's me change the water once a week, in a two gallon bowl! Can bloat kill the fish?
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:52 PM   #4 
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tell your mother she needs a day every week that she doesn't eat.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:58 PM   #5 
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I was going to do that, but she was really skinny when I brought her home( got her on Monday) and I decided to feed her everyday 1 week and then switch to that schedule
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:26 PM   #6 
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If your mom has any problems or questions, she can always look at the forum with you. That way she can see those "weird-concoctions" are actually going to help.
Use Kosher pickling salt if you have any, to replace the Epsom salt.
And yes, a fish can die from bloat. Or more specifically, Bloat can lead to more serious problems, like Swim bladder disease.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:29 PM   #7 
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What I meant by that was, if I don't use ES and only fast her and maybe feed her some daphnia to help her pass stool, will she still recover?
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Yes, she will recover w/i ES.
you could also boil a pea, remove the shell, chop it really fine and feed her about half of it. That gets them pooping.
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Did you mean w/o ES? That's good, because my mom will buy her special food, just not actual meds. Thanks guys!
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Yea, i meant W/O. Sorry lol.
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