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Kate 03-01-2007 10:30 PM

Pregnant bala?
I have a 3 inch bala shark who seems to be pregnant - her(?) belly looks just like that of a pregnant molly. Is that possible? I know that they don't reach maturity until they're about 9 inches, but thought to check with the experts first ;). If she is pregnant, do you guys have any tips on care?

Matt 03-02-2007 10:36 AM

No offense, but I Doubt shes Pregnant....She hasnt even reached maturity yet....thats my thought.

Somebody correct me if i am wrong.

Kate 03-02-2007 04:27 PM

Right.. that's what I was wondering. If she's not pregnant, what would cause such a tummy bulge? I just want to make sure everything is okay.

musho3210 03-02-2007 05:27 PM

possibly over-feeding or dropsy, can we have some pictures, dropsy is not something you want your fish to come down on and the earlier the diagnoses the more of a chance it will have to survive

Lupin 03-03-2007 06:18 AM

Green peas will help for constipation. Overfeeding is far different from constipation.

Kate 03-07-2007 12:49 PM

I went to the local fish expert and he said it's probably bloat. Right now she's in an iso tank being fed medicated food, but isn't really eating. Added some e.salts but s/he's loosing color. I can't upload pics atm because my digital camera hates life and my computer apparently. (Technology is so temperamental.) Ugh. S/he wasn't over fed before - the tank gets what they can eat in about 3-4 minutes every other day - usually a mixture of flakes, dried blood worms and live black worms.
Any suggestions or is this a hopeless case?

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