Frustrating. What is this fish doing!?

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JBare created the topic: Frustrating. What is this fish doing!?

Maybe I don't have a knack for angelfish. I lost one while on vacation, and now another is acting funny. It wouldn't come out to eat today and is hiding at the bottom of the tank. It looks bloated too. Water is perfect and I did my WC as usual. Does it look fat to you? I don't get angelfish man!!! Lol

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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Frustrating. What is this fish doing!?

Thats what mine looked like before it layed eggs....actually one of them still does
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robham7770 replied the topic: Re:Frustrating. What is this fish doing!?

I have one that looked like that all of the time, it could out eat an oscar, but I would vote for expecting in this case.Every female cichlid I have had lay eggs acted off just before doing so. Since my angel killed the others I tried to keep with it I am not sure.
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JBare replied the topic: Re:Frustrating. What is this fish doing!?

It's still alive this am and looks even bigger. I didn't think he/she was big enough to lay eggs, and I definitely don't think she's paired with anyone. We'll see, I'm very concerned for her. :-(
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:Frustrating. What is this fish doing!?

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Perhaps try feeding peas to her? They can definitely help with mild cases of constipation (if that's causing the bloating). I've also heard that epsom salts can help but I'm not sure on the dosage etc. www.oscarfish.com/article-home/healthdisease/119-fish-bloat.html might be able to help you with that though.

Has she been eating?
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JBare replied the topic: Re:Frustrating. What is this fish doing!?

She didn't eat last night, I only feed them once a day so when I get home from work I'll try to feed again and see if she/he eats this time.
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Frustrating. What is this fish doing!?

Daily WC....dissolve 5 TBS of Epsom salts (plain) in 3 cups of distilled H2O......add to tank...wait 48 hrs......do a 50% WC......wait 24 hrs.......if not passing feces, repeat process. Once fish starts eating soak some small pellets in the mix & feed.

My N. Beani had bloat a few times.....ES killed whatever he had, & now he eats like a champ, & so far, no problems.

ES will help w/ constipation also.

I'm not sure about the egg-bound thing, not my forte, but ES can't hurt.

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WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re:Frustrating. What is this fish doing!?

If shes egg bound ES is the only thing that could help but ive never have a fish survive being egg bound
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JBare replied the topic: Re:Frustrating. What is this fish doing!?

OMG I'm feeling awful right now!!! I'll try the ES and WC and hopefully she's not egg bound. What would cause that?
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