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sethyd 10-08-2013 08:55 PM

Angelfish bloated and not eating

My angelfish that I have had for 1.5 years has not been eating for 2 days. I wasn't too concerned, as he often doesn't, but yesterday I noticed was isolated in the corner of the tank. Today he is floating around listlessly and appears to be having difficulty maintaining a vertical plane. His stomach also appears to be bloated. None of the other fish are bothering him. The only change that I can think of is having frozen bloodworms the other day for the first time in a couple of months, but he used to eat them before (same package) without problems. There are also some dark spots on the anubias that have appeared in the last week.

I have had a 30 gallon tank for the last 1.5 years. It has not had any changes for the last 3 months. In it I have 8 neon tetras, 2 dwarf gouramis, 1 boseman rainbow, 1 large angelfish (the sick one), and a small (young) angelfish. I also have about 9 large live plants. There is a gravel bottom, and hiding spaces made out of rocks. I don't have the water parameters because I lent the kit to a friend. I do 25% water changes once per 2 weeks.

Any help would be appreciated

nolfan 10-14-2013 12:30 PM

Might be sbd (swim bladder disorder) or dropsy even. Do you notice any other physical symptoms like fin rot, columnaris, etc? Boesemani rainbows need a bigger tank unless it's a juvie. I'd do 50% water changes weekly. Your fish could probably use one right now.

Agent13 10-15-2013 11:24 AM

In only a 30 gallon along with 2 DG's I would worry that your angel and DG's had a little fight. Curious you mean you didn't do a water change at all in 3 months? Have you tested your nitrates ..or anything else for that matter? I would recommend to do a water change 1st then get a larger tank.
Another question..what brand are the bloodworms? San Francisco Bay by any chance?

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