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Old 10-08-2007, 06:53 PM   #1
 
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Fat Discus

One of my discus is fat - I assume bloated or having trouble digesting or blockage. So I didn't feed them their normal food last night or today, instead I fed them peas. No change as of yet and they aren't too crazy about the peas, but they do eat them. Any other suggestions? And how long should I continue to only feed them peas?
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:10 PM   #2
 
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Are there pictures of your fat discus? I'd feed them daily. They serve as laxatives and should not harm your discus.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:21 PM   #3
 
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No pix at the moment. It just looks like he has a lump in his stomach area, just before his pelvic fins. Looks like he has a small marble in there!
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:32 PM   #4
 
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No pix at the moment. It just looks like he has a lump in his stomach area, just before his pelvic fins. Looks like he has a small marble in there!
I'd definitely try the peas for possible constipation. I've never seen anything about discus suffering from bloat and I find it unlikely.
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:05 PM   #5
 
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Thanks, I will continue with the peas!
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:33 PM   #6
 
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Here are some pics from tonight. The lump is still there! He is acting completely normal. I have introduced peas in their diet but this lump still exists (it's been 3+ weeks). Do discus show when they are carrying eggs? If so, where?

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Old 01-14-2008, 10:26 PM   #7
 
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This guy still has the lump and one other has it too! Any ideas? They all seem fine still but it is pretty strange!
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:31 PM   #8
 
I also feed my discus zucchini and spinach. I use a Kelp Klip that is usually used in salt tanks. They love the stuff!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:18 AM   #9
 
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I'll give it a try, how do you prepare the zucchini and spinach?
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