Urgent help needed Clownfish bloated

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  1. 6x9base13

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    Hi guys,

    Not sure if this warrants urgent help or not , but rather safe than sorry.

    Also, please forgive if the format is not as clear or concise as some requests I've seen here.

    Got 2 newly added Occelarius since the weekend.

    They all look fine and normal , but the small one has a distended abdomen , if it was a tropical fish I would have called it egg bound , but I expected it to be male. It's tiny compared to the other one.

    Having said that , he put on a growth the first two days we had him.

    TL450 , 14 months old.

    Been running for a few months fishless, with red mushrooms exploding every where.

    Added a rock with Zoas about 6 weeks ago , all good.

    Added another rock from a tank I bought about three weeks ago. Sparked a mini cycle , just a touch of algae and a little cyano flair up.

    In the last two weeks added a cleaner shrimp , gbta and the two clowns.

    All corals (brain , mushrooms , Zoas) and Nem seem hundreds.

    Also have 2 blue legged , 1 red legged crab and Narcissus snail and a turbo along with the usual assortment of hitch hikers.

    Parms

    PH 8.4
    SG 1.025
    No2 and No3 undetectable.
    PH 0.04 fwiw , suspect the new rock
    Ca a touch high at 500
    Mg 1390
    Kh 8

    Using Redsea for everything except Ca and Mg which are Salifert test kits.

    Running Matrix , bio cube bomb , carbon , purigen and stock skimmer.

    Everything looks fine and is eating / behaving normally.

    Will try post a pic , but the little so and so moves to fast to get a good shot.
     
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    Best pic I could get - the lower clown.

    Edit to add - I don't feed flake and have never seen them gulping at the surface. Moves perfectly fine so I it's not an obvious swim bladder issue.
     
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    bottom one seems very thin.
    feed it as bit of flakes or anything and see if he eats.
     
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    Thanks. They were both a little skinny upon arrival , but eat like champions.
     
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    All back to normal. Will keep an eye and get some meat on their bones.

    Thanks.
     
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