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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Black Neon about to explode ...

The fish in the pictures got to that size over the curse of two weeks and remained like that for the last month. It behaves normally: eats, hangs out with friends, and swims (more like a waddle). The scales are not sticking out, so, it's not dropsy. There is a red spot on it's right butt cheek. When I look at it from the side with light behind it, it's 'beer gut' seems to be filled with clear fluid.

Any ideas? Thanks!



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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 07:06 AM
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HOLY WTF BATMAN.

Not expert by any means, but I would isolate that fish.
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Gotta catch it first. It looks fat, but it is smart and fast ... Maybe it's been partaking off the CO2 output ...
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That is freaky. I wanted to cried after looking at the picture, I can't imainge what kind of pain the fish is in, if any at all. T_T
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Wow wtf you let it say like that for a month? Lol damn I would have put it out of its misery a long time ago, look at its kinked spine, that has to be awfully painful
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I appreciate people's concern for the well being of the fish. As I said in the original post, the fish behaves normally and does not look to be in any kind of distress.

I would really appreciate some ideas on how to treat it before I willfully kill a living thing.
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Maybe it really has to poop. Try Epsom salt treatment.

Could always try to drain the fluid with a syringe.

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Holy crap. I had a fish that I assumed had a tumor and sort of looked like that, nowhere near THAT bloated though. It behaved normally until one day it had trouble swimming and died ):
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post #9 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 08:56 AM
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DO you have shrimp? My rummy nose tetra, one of them ate a shrimp...he was fat for days! I KNEW he was going to eat it. He kept gazing at it. I should of fed him more lol

Wait a few days and see if he is ok.
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No shrimp in the tank and it's been like that for a month
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post #11 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 02:21 PM
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That looks like a tumor. Fish can get them too. I've seen a betta with a tumor that looked just like that. The article actually showed pictures of the doctor sedating the fish, removing the tumor, and the fish recovered and lived. Though I cannot imagine shelling out the money to do that for any non-mammal.
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post #12 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-25-2011, 12:47 AM
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That fish needs to be euthanized - keeping it in that condition is not humane.
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Ethics lectures aside, any other practical ideas?

If I/we can figure out what is the root cause of the condition and a way to treat/prevent it, other fish would not have to suffer the same fate.
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Ethics lectures aside, any other practical ideas?

If I/we can figure out what is the root cause of the condition and a way to treat/prevent it, other fish would not have to suffer the same fate.

I used to have a Betta that had a similar problem never could cure it, tried practically everything he lived for about 2.5 years after I noticed got a little slower as he aged but never really had any other problems.

If I had to do it over I would save him in a Jar of Formaldehyde and display him
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Almost looks like when fish get bloated eyes for whatever reason... Just in the belly :-/
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