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07 Apr 2015 19:36 #1 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Hi guys,
Just saw my female aphyosemion swimming with her head facing down, clearly struggling !
I checked the water parameters and everything is in check.
Any idea what is going on ?

Thanks

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07 Apr 2015 20:06 #2 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Hard to tell from the video but its looks as if she's bloated. Maybe lay off the food for a day or so or give her a pea

Eric

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07 Apr 2015 20:50 - 07 Apr 2015 20:50 #3 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Ok thanks Eric.
I will post a better video as soon as it is uploaded, the internet connection is so slow it is painfull :hammer:
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07 Apr 2015 21:05 #4 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)

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07 Apr 2015 22:15 #5 by platty252 (Darren Dalton)
Maybe a swim bladder issue or an internal bacterial infection.
With "head standing" like this it is quite often a bacterial infection. You can try treat with interpet antiulcer. Also increase the temperature by 3-5c.
Unfortunately with bacterial infections by the time we see them it is often to late.

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07 Apr 2015 22:16 #6 by dubdero (derek kearns)
Does look bloated alright can't recommend antything as wouldn't want to give u wrong advice.lay of food.what u feeding him

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07 Apr 2015 22:21 #7 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Thanks guys.
I feed them flakes, frozen bloodworm and frozen artemia.
Should i set an hospital tank for her ?

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07 Apr 2015 22:28 #8 by dubdero (derek kearns)
I've had issue not bloat just sudden death years ago with a pearl gourami.Was feeding blood worm also.issue I had was feed it with out thawing it out proper just put in the cube had a shower came back he was floating.hospital tank may as well at this point.goodlook

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07 Apr 2015 22:30 #9 by platty252 (Darren Dalton)
Yes. Sick fish should always be isolated. Keep an eye on the other fish. Look out for hiding or laying on the bottom of the tank.

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07 Apr 2015 22:47 #10 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
I will order some meds from sh 2morrow should recieve them on thursday.
I will set up a tank for her 2 morrow, i have a spare filter in another tank than i can use.
I thaw the frozen food before feeding...

Thanks for the help !

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08 Apr 2015 06:51 #11 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Found her dead this morning :(
Should i do a preventive treatment on the other two fish for internal parasite ?
They look very active and healthy at the moment....

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