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1stAquarium 03-26-2011 07:25 PM

Help, my male bristlenose is ill
My adult bristlenose (from breeding pair) is acting very strangley and I'm worried about him. Normally he's in his little castle ornament (his territory and breeding ground) and won't even leave it if I lift it out of the water. We've just moved house and I've separated him from the female for a while and put him in my 29 gal. He's now spending all his time at the top of the tank on the glass and keeps leaping up at the surface from his position and gulping air. He also looks bloated. Normally I would immediately assume there is a lack of oxygen in the tank but the other fish in there are fine. What can I do? Any ideas what might be causing this?

1stAquarium 03-27-2011 10:43 AM

Anybody, please??!!

He's now laying on his side at the bottom of the tank with his mouth still stuck to the glass, barely breathing. What should I do?????

Christople 03-28-2011 01:00 PM

He most likely has bloat but I don't know how to treat it. I hope he lives

1stAquarium 03-28-2011 02:27 PM

He died yesterday :( thank you anyway.

What is bloat and what causes it?

Christople 03-28-2011 04:15 PM

He could have eaten some thing harmful or too much. I think the main reason is digestive problems.

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