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I have a large Male Malawi Eye Biter (about 8 inches or so) that has had a bulging stomach for the last couple of months or so
It does not seem to shrink or flatten out
He eats aggressively and is the boss of the tank, but I can't figure out why his stomach is distended
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Also how do the feces look?
 

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Have you tried Epsom salts?
 

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I was thinking of trying that
The only issue is I would have to treat the whole tank as the only spare tank I currently have is a 10 gallon tank, and he would go ballistic in there
what dose should i use for a 125 gallon taken. it would be a lot of Epsom salts and it would not hurt the other fish in there
any dosing thoughts?
 

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Even though you don't have bloat, here is the dosage from the bloat article in the Library.

In addition to treating your tank with any of the above drugs, you should also add Epsom salt at the rate of 2 tablespoons per ten gallons. Dissolve it first and add it gradually over 5-6 hours time. Epsom salt is a natural laxative and will help your bloated fish lose some of the water it has been taking on. Epsom salt is very cheap, costing something like $2 for 3 lbs. It can be obtained from any grocery store or pharmacy. When performing water changes, as required for all medications, be sure to add water of the same salinity and temperature.
 

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Thanks
Will start adding it now
 

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so 5 days later after adding the epsom salt, there is still no change in the fish's stomach
still sticking out and bulging
any other possible remedies
 

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the fish still has a bloated stomach
I am thinking of doing a salt bath one tablespoon of epsom salt in one gallon
 

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It has been over 2 months now that the fish's stomach is bloated and still no change
I have tried salt baths, and still the issue remains
I don't know what else to try
the fish eats and behaves normally except it has a bloated belly...I am afraid he may die eventually
could it be a parasite or something like that
 

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well it seems that my fish is back to normal
the bulge in his stomach disappeared a couple of weeks ago, and he looks normal again

not sure what did it
either the salt bath, feeding peas, or just happenned
 

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Good news! That was going to be my first question.
 
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