3 days ago one of my girls became listless. I've had her for about 2 weeks. When I got her she looked a little bloated but I wasn't sure if that may have been her eggs. Anyway, she did well in her new sorority (was the alpha at first) and a good eater, but 3 days ago got sick. I thought she might be constipated, as none of my fish are good poopers:)
I fasted her, then 2 days ago isolated her and have been treating with epsom salt and daily water changes. Still no poop. Still fasting her. Folks on here don't recommend it but I did try the pea thing, and she would not eat it.
This afternoon she looks worse, laying on her hammock in her hospital tank, she has some respiratory distress now, which is new. I wish I could save her. I don't think she will make it thru the night.
If anyone thinks they can help, please reply.
None of the girls in her original tank display signs of sickness (10 gal heated filtered).
She has been fed omega pellets and occasionally omega flakes. Has fasted for 3 days, no poop. The parameters of her original tank were all normal. Temp stays at about 80.
She is now in a hospital tank, filtered 2.5 gal that is filled up about 1/2 so she can get to the top easily. Parameters are normal in this tank. Temp is 82. Treating with epsom salt. Belly is a bit white but not cottony. She's a bit swollen I think, and pale. Otherwise no color changes, scales are normal.
If anyone thinks they can help save her, I'm up for advice please!