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How do you know if your tropheus have bloat?

Postby aquariam » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:43 pm

I'm in my first ever Tropheus experience. How do you know when they have bloat? Do they look bloated/stop eating? Etc?
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Postby zimmy » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:56 pm

This is a good article with some general information on the subject.

A lot of folks use metronidazole prophylactically when they first get their tropheus. Not everyone agrees that this step is a good idea. I did it when I first got my tropheus but didn't do it when I got my petros (petros are less prone to bloat).

Are yours eating? Are you using the same food as the seller?
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Postby aquariam » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:09 pm

They eat like Mbuna and yes :)
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