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PostSubject: Puffy Abdomen?? ( EEK!! help)   Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:12 pm

Sad I don't know if there is something wrong with my albino bristle nose. He appears to have a really swollen almost appears air filled abdomen (I say he because it has lots of forked bristles) He is the background I was away for holidays for 3 weeks and he was fine before i left and was only fed algae wafers the whole time i was gone. I did a small water change on the tank before i left ( Dec 14/10) and another when i returned ( Jan 2/11). I fed a moderate amount of Skeeter Larvae the day i got home a few hour before i did water change. He has been looking a bit "Skinnier" not as plump or rounded in the body over the last week is he sick? should I feed something different or do i need to separate him and treat with meds? here is a picture:

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PostSubject: Re: Puffy Abdomen?? ( EEK!! help)   Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:42 pm

I read a few posts on bloat and wonder if that what it could be so I moved to 1 Gallon Isolaqtion tank and am treating with Paraguard and he has a bog wood chunk and some algae wafers still swims around not lethargic * not an more than normal anyhow)PARAGUARD
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PostSubject: Re: Puffy Abdomen?? ( EEK!! help)   Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:17 pm

Try him with some cooked de-shelled peas, peas act as a laxative so if it's blloat caused by constipation it should help.
If it's bloat caused by a bacterial infection then the Paraguard will be benificial.

To much protein can cause bloat, possibly caused by the Skeeter larvae, how often do you feed them Question Had he been fed while you where away Question , feeding the Skeeter larvae on an empty stomach could have caused it.

Try the peas, so long as he's still eating then it should be OK it when they stop eating it's serious.


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PostSubject: Re: Puffy Abdomen?? ( EEK!! help)   Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:46 pm

mmm I did feed the Larvae first thing in AM so he prolly had empty belly. I will try the peas... he LOVES cucumbers can that help too? Question
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PostSubject: Re: Puffy Abdomen?? ( EEK!! help)   Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:59 pm

Cucumber won't have the same effect as the peas, I don't know if you have fed peas before, but mine love them as much as the cucumber. Don't feed anymore of the larvae untill he looks better.
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PostSubject: Re: Puffy Abdomen?? ( EEK!! help)   Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:04 pm

Very Happy YEAH!! He is doing great. cheers As mention i m moved him into the 1 gallon with a regular dose of Paragard and i kept him there for about 5 days I did 15% water changes every other day becuase the evening after I gave him the peas he was definatly NOT constipated anymore as evidenced by the PILE! under his bogwood branch. I kept same concentration of Paragard in the fill bottle. He was definatly not a swollen after the big poop session and he has retirned back to his normal active self. I acclimated him back to main tank over night last night and when i put him in this AM he was making his round this morning when i left for school. so THANKS SO MUCH Good Job
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PostSubject: Re: Puffy Abdomen?? ( EEK!! help)   Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:36 pm

cheers I'm so glad he's OK Very Happy I love a happy ending lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Puffy Abdomen?? ( EEK!! help)   Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:09 pm

well done mate!! its not too often you hear a happy ending when it comes to bloat!!

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