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 What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?

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Darren Balch
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PostSubject: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:54 pm

I have taken a couple of pictures of my female adult BN, havent seen her for a few days but when i did she is a different shape altogther. What do we think? Sorry about the quality of the pics but i think you can see what i mean.





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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:25 pm

Really hard to tell mate, but she seems very large for a gravid female,,she looks like she is getting bloat but she could be heavily gravid...
Keep a close eye on her...........

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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:08 pm

I second that.

Throw in some peas to be on the safe side and then cross your fingers for some eggs Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:06 am

Here's a before and after for you Daz..........

Gravid Albino female.....



After Birth.....



Hope this helps mate........

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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:18 pm

Cheers Guys, Nothing to report at the moment.

She is still the same size. If it is eggs how long should it take before she lays the eggs?

Also Doug, you recommended peas, what kind exactly?

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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:55 pm

green ones Smile

i just buy frozen green peas. blanch them, peel them and throw them in.

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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:05 am

Ok so I have blanched some peas and put them in the tank, I can already draw one conclusion. If the fish don't hurry up the cherry shrimps will have eaten the whole lot!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:35 pm

Sorry forgot to update you guys, female returned to normal size after only a few days. Doesnt appear to be that she was gravid.

Thanks for the help everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:45 pm

good to hear mate. Looks like you got to her in time, top effort!

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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:27 pm


Hi Doug, new to site and b/nose and was wondering about the peas. What effect do they have on the b/n?
thanks
just been trying to get those elusive great photos to add :
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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:54 pm

On the off chance Doug misses this post.

Peas act as a laxative so if a Bn is bloated due to constipation then it's an effective cure. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:31 pm

yup Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:52 am

Ahh, great.
Thanks for that guys.

The young guppies I have in with the b/n look like that at times after hogging into the algae wafers, (they should be asleep at that time!) the cucumber and zuchinini too they munch on.
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PostSubject: Re: What do we think Gravid, fat or ill?   Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:09 am

guppies eat anything, just keep an eye on the tank to make sure the bristlenose are getting some. I'm sure they are as guppies will make haste when they see a large bristlenose cruse up.

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