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Young Bolivian with food stuck?

Postby fishybuisness » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:52 pm

Hello, this is a bit of a weird problem but I seem to have a very greedy Bolivian. He is too young to eat full size new life spectrum algae max, I crush pieces up and drop them near the young one. He has managed to stick a piece of food side ways in his esophagus I can see it, half in half out. He does not seem to be in any distress, but I would like to save him. He just got this stuck.Could I siphon it out with a pippette, hope he coughs it up, let it fill with water And disintegrate hopefully? Or do something else. The pellets seem to expand and disintegrate after 8 hours or so. Thanks for all responses
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Re: Young Bolivian with food stuck?

Postby fishybuisness » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:53 pm

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Re: Young Bolivian with food stuck?

Postby fishguy1978 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:36 pm

My juvie chocolate is the same way, full pig. I wouldn't worry about it. The food will absorb water and become soft. In the future you could pre soak the food. Full pic's of the tank?
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Re: Young Bolivian with food stuck?

Postby sir_keith » Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:33 pm

In future it may be a good idea to feed your fishes foods that are more appropriate for their size.
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