My Oscar has a swollen belly Help

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Hello everybody,
I came home from a trip and my Oscar is
laying on his side and he has a swollen rectum or
stomach. It is buldging very bad and I don't know what
to do. He swims for a second or two and then goes back to laying on the bottom once again....He is 5 years old and has been very healthy up till this time.
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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:My Oscar has a swollen belly Help

That sounds serious and sounds like a blockage to his digestive tract. Have you noticed him pooping at all recently? Watch for that as a good sign at least. has he been eating normally? Is he the only Oscar in the tank?
Do you know if its a male or female?

Ken, 51, NJ-USA (2 Tiger Oscars)
Need to give away one healthy 1 year old Oscar if you know of anyone interested. See the adoption thread for photos. Thanks!
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Moby replied the topic: Re:My Oscar has a swollen belly Help

See the problem is I wasn't here...my Mom, was taking care of him.....so No he hasn't eaten lately...and not sure about the pooping thing. Yes, he is the only Oscar in a 75 gallon tank....he is a big boy for sure. He seems
to swim when I am near but, I wish I could do something for him. I can't believe he made it threw the night to tell you the truth.....
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Can you possibly post a photo?? How sudden did this bulge come on? When was he norrmal last and how quuckly did this bulge appear?

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Need to give away one healthy 1 year old Oscar if you know of anyone interested. See the adoption thread for photos. Thanks!
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I also don't know if it is male or female.....
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Moby replied the topic: Re:My Oscar has a swollen belly Help

I can take a picture of him.....just give me afew to download and show you....ok? I don't know about the swelling. My mother said he hasn't eaten for a day or so.
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OK, post good photos and you can upload here with a max pixel size of 400 X 400 or you can upload free to www.photobucket.com at a max of 1024 X 768 and then link here for bigger photos.

maybe Penn will have a suggeestion for you on this problem...

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Need to give away one healthy 1 year old Oscar if you know of anyone interested. See the adoption thread for photos. Thanks!
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Moby replied the topic: Re:My Oscar has a swollen belly Help

I will send two photos.......hopefully you will get them and see what i am talking about.....
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Moby replied the topic: Re:My Oscar has a swollen belly Help

I can't get the photo to you...so I posted it in the gallery.....moby the big guy lying on his side....see the bulge..
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The photo is in the gallery.....
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