my fish look bloated

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  1. NADEEM

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    Hi all...I have 2 x clowns, 1 x dottyback and 1 x bicolour blenny.
    The dottyback and the bicolour blenny both have hecticly swollen bellies.
    they still eating fine and swimming fine.

    I feed once a day...flakes...meaty foods twice a week...like mysis shrimp.

    Any idea what's wrong with the blenny and dottyback?

    Please help
     
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    http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/information/Diseases.htm#Dropsy

    Could you post a Picture...? Maybe they are constipated...?...Will see if I find anything else about bloating...I just started Surfing and found this...:blush:
     
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    Thank you for the response, it is extremely difficult to get pics of fish in my tank, tank is small and has lots of rockwork.
    i was also thinking maybe they are constipated.

    i dont see any protruding scales, nothing else seems wrong except for the bloated tummy area. they are swimming fine and ate last night also.

    someone told me to not feed the tank for 3 days, would this help?
     
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    Not sure if stopping feeding for 3 days is going to help, sounds a bit drastic to me. If it is indeed constipation then they may need something else in their diet, I think I can recall someone saying something about feeding them peas??? I might be wrong though.

    My bicolour blenny has been like that for a couple of years now, first time it happened I thought she was pregnant as I had a pair of them, but nothing much happened and the bloated stomach disappeared after a while, then one of them died and for the next couple of years, every now and again it gets a bloated stomach, no idea what's causing it. Here's a pic I took a couple of days ago. As I say, this has been happening on and off for a couple of years now.

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    EXACTLY LIKE THAT, shot Viper, my blenny looks exactly like that, and the dottyback too.
    i feed flakes/pellets daily...and once a week i will feed mysis/brine shrimp.
    Is the diet maybe too limited? they need other foods? what foods can i look at getting?

    i think im going to give the 'pea' a try , boil until soft, cool, mash and feed, is this correct?
     
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    Let me see if I can find that info again, just to double check.
     
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    Couldn't find the specific thread I was looking for but found this, the Epsom Salts sounds like a good idea too.

    If it was me I would stick with the peas and epsom salts, I don't like the idea of starving the whole tank.
     
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    Thank you so much bra, but with the epsom salts, do i just throw it in the water? or soak food in it with some tank water?
     
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    Work out roughly how much water is in your system, then work out how much epsom salts you need. If it's a lot I would probably dose it over a day or two. Take some tank water out in a jug and dissolve the epsom salts in the jug then add it to the sump near the return pump.
     
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    Be careful with your googling, that particular diagnosis and treatment you've quoted is aimed at freshwater fish. ;)
     
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