Constipated Clown Trigger

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  1. gMAN

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    Yeah....as the title says. During feeding this morning, Morris just chilled in his corner, he usually dashes for the mussel but not this morning, even after adding the other frozen food he showed no interest at all.
    So I sat around the tank for about 15mins studying him the noticed that his butt was...... hmmmmmm.... how can I best describe this...? Looked like a bottle necked road block! I could see the k@k but it wasn't coming out!!:p it (his bung hol) was probably stretched to about 4-6mm:eek:
    Should I intervene or let nature take its course?
     
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    I would not intervene yet, however depending on your aquarium size you could if needed make solution of epsom salts(magnesium sulphate ) and drip this into the aquarium it helps for such things.

    Often these fish eat gravel as well and it can lead to blockages and constipation.
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    Thanks @Achilles, my DT is 1500 x x650 x 650? what ratio should the solution be?
     
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    1 teaspoon to every 40 litres of water is usual dose but for more info read here

    EpsomFAQs

    FW Salt Use Bloat F

    while it is more commonly used in Freshwater it can work in marines and works best if it is given in food as well.
     
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    Get well soon Morris!

    Hope u come right gman
     
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    all the best man
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    Still looking the same this morning but started eating again...
     
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    Here's a pic from yesterday, still looks pretty much the same... :(

    the red ring shows his.......ummmm....stretched ring:blush:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hows Morris doing? Better i hope??
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    back to his normal self :thumb up: was just for 2 days i think....
     
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