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PostPosted: 2012.11.01(Thu)11:51    Post subject: Swollen stomach Bristlenose Pleco Reply with quote

Hi my female Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus) is sick. She's swollen but the male is fine.
She's in a large comunity tank 1,20m with lots of plants.
temperature is at 26
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PostPosted: 2012.11.01(Thu)13:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

First question: What are the parameters exactly?

Second question: What's her diet?

Third Question: Is it possible she might be gravid?
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PostPosted: 2012.11.01(Thu)13:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

First question: What are the parameters exactly?

Second question: What's her diet?

Third Question: Is it possible she might be gravid?
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PostPosted: 2012.11.01(Thu)13:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZacAdam wrote:
First question: What are the parameters exactly?

Second question: What's her diet?

Third Question: Is it possible she might be gravid?


She eats left overs from fish food, algae and catfish tablets from SERA.

pH is a bit low 6

No, she's not pregnant
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PostPosted: 2012.11.01(Thu)21:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright, ruling out pregnancy (somehow, magically), "swollen" refers to about fifty different conditions in loricaridae, and those are just the ones I can remember.

Is it at all possible to get a photo of the poor doll?

I doubt it's bloat (never seen it happen to cats of any kind), but it could be constipation (someone back me up on this?)
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PostPosted: 2012.11.02(Fri)2:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any wood in the tank?
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PostPosted: 2012.11.02(Fri)12:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes 2 big wood logs.

Well I can't take a photo of her because I can't find her now, but she's like this one:

http://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15532
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PostPosted: 2012.11.03(Sat)8:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now she's dead ='(
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PostPosted: 2012.11.03(Sat)16:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

That really sucks. I'm sorry, man.

Hopefully the other fish are all okay.
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