Cichlid Fish Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi guys my male acara has a swollen stomach, and is also breathing heavily ....

I noticed about a week ago loss of appetite, but at the time noticed that the male and female were in breeding mode.

Parameters ...

ammonia = 0

Nitrites = 0

Nitrates = 10

ph = 7.6

Is there anything i can do?

Cheers for Any Help

Brucey
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,008 Posts
Bruce,

is the fish still not eating? The reason I ask is that occasionally bloat can be confused with constipation. With constipation quite often the fish will bloat out first but continue to eat. With bloat the fish loses its appetite first and then later may develop the bloated belly.

If the fish hasn't eaten in a week then I would begin treatment for bloat ASAP. You might also add some Epsom salt at the rate of 1 tablespoon per five gallons just in case it is constipation.

Robin
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,008 Posts
Okay then I would fast him for 24-48 hours and use the Epsom salt. If there are other fish in there with him then it won't hurt to fast them all.

Robin

How much and how often are you feeding them? Most fish only need one small feeding a day. Give them only as much food as they can eat in less than a minute.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top