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    Gravid or Bloated???

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    thatbettaglo

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    Gravid or Bloated???

    Post by thatbettaglo on Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:40 pm

    After reading the articales and seeing the pictures on bloat, I am terribly afraid that my sisters albino female is suffering. We thought she was gravid, but I became suspicous after her and the male went into the cave multiple times and resulted in nothing. Please help me confirm.




    She has been placed in a sperator inside the tank with some shelled peas and a bit of algae wafer and the whole tank was treated with parasiteguard.
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    WaterDog

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    Re: Gravid or Bloated???

    Post by WaterDog on Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:57 pm

    my poor fishy!!!!!!!!!
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    FishVixen
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    Re: Gravid or Bloated???

    Post by FishVixen on Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:07 pm

    Looks like bloat to me but not up to date on BNP. I do know they get huge full of eggs though. I would stop the medication as bloat is more food related than parasite. water changes, proper feeding and temp control is usually all is needed for most diseases.
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    Fern
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    Re: Gravid or Bloated???

    Post by Fern on Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:50 pm

    She is full of eggs! Let her back with the male. What size is the tank, you should do a small dose of Epsom salts in there just for S&G's Epsom salt is kinda like a mild fishy laxative and helps clear out their system if there is any internal issues. Let me know the tank size and I will let you know how much Epsom salt to add.

    WaterDog

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    Re: Gravid or Bloated???

    Post by WaterDog on Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:31 am

    its a 10 gallon tank

    joefish72

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    Re: Gravid or Bloated???

    Post by joefish72 on Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:16 pm

    Just as an FYI even though it's tough to sit and wait you should know what the problem is before you start medications. A lot of problems can be resolved with a temperature change or water changes. Chemicals should be saved as a last resort.

    Good luck with the breeding and keep us posted on any results.
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    Fern
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    Re: Gravid or Bloated???

    Post by Fern on Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:37 pm

    1 tbsp of Epsom salts, thats the half dose and that should be all you need.
    Ya stop those meds your really dont need them. always go natural when you can

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