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ralph 09-09-2007 03:32 AM

electric yellow
I have an electric yellow who has bulging eyes,bulging body.He doesn't really look well at all.Could someone please help me to find the cause of its problem.As I'm unsure why he is this way.

Lupin 09-09-2007 03:36 AM

Hi Ralph.

What are your water parameters? What food do you feed it? This is a case of bloat. Mbunas are prone to it if fed with food containing too much protein, bad water quality, intestinal parasites, etc.

willow 09-09-2007 03:59 AM

hi there
sound like it's got "Malawi Bloat"
it can be treated with "Metronidazole"
you maybe lucky and be able to save the fish,
if this has just begun there is a survival chance
however it is unlikely i'm affraid,as secondary
symtoms begin to occure. :(

ralph 09-09-2007 05:22 AM

electric yellow
All water levels seem ok.This Malawi Blot can it be catching to the other fish.And what are the other symtoms.

willow 09-09-2007 05:45 AM

swelling of the abdomen,loss of appitite,sitting on
the bottom of the tank,streaky feces,lingering at the top
of the tank,increased breathing.
the problem also can occure in the other fish,if
the conditions do not change.

Lupin 09-09-2007 06:27 AM

Ralph, you did not mention the foods you feed your fish. I need to know them.;)

ralph 09-11-2007 05:21 AM

electric yellow
I feed them blood worms and omega one color flakes. :)

Lupin 09-11-2007 05:43 AM

Re: electric yellow

Originally Posted by ralph
I feed them blood worms and omega one color flakes. :)

How many times a day do you feed them bloodworms? How much bloodworms? My suspicion is that the bloat suffered by your yellow labs can be attributed to the bloodworms which actually contain too much proteins. Bloat is caused by excessive proteins and you should not feed your mbunas with bloodworms.

willow 09-12-2007 03:42 PM

any news ?

ralph 09-13-2007 12:44 AM

electric yellows
I feed them blood worms every 2nd or 3rd night. Done this since I bought them and never had a problem.But this one seems he is doing fine.He's segregated in a bucket in a epson salt solution no food.

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