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Suprd71 replied the topic: Swollen abdomen

That looks almost identical to a Lutino Oscar I lost a short while back. It had large tumor(s) in the same spot. Hoping for the best, but fearing the worst.


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New Fish Lady replied the topic: Swollen abdomen

I have no idea. is there something I can give for constipatio?
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Rocksor replied the topic: Swollen abdomen

Do not feed while constipated.

In the main tank, and over a 48 period, add 1 tablespoon of epsom salt (magnesium sulfate only in the ingredient list) per 5 gallons. Keep it that way for 3 days, and do a 25% water change on the 4th, 5th, and 6th day.

Or treat only the fish and put in a quaratine tank or 5 gallon bucket and add 1 tablespoon of epsom salt per gallon. Leave the fish in the container for 30 minutes or until uncomfortable (starts to thrash).
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New Fish Lady replied the topic: Swollen abdomen

I treated just the one fish in a 5 gallon bucket, 5 tablespoons of epsom salt for 30 minutes. How long should it take for effect?
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Rocksor replied the topic: Swollen abdomen

within the 30 minutes period, the fish should excrete waste. If it doesn't, then there it is a tumor, bacterial infection, or rocks in the intestine.
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