One of my long fin black skirt tetras seems to have a very enlarged stomach. I don't know if he is just bloated, or if it is a tumor, or what. It has been like this for about a week now, and today I also noticed this enlarged stomach on another one of the tetras.
This is a straight on view, he is the one on the right, not the left:
1. Size of aquarium (# of gallons)
2. Is your aquarium setup freshwater or brackish water?
3. How long the aquarium has been set up?
- 1 month
4. What fish and how many are in the aquarium (species are important to know)
- 3 long fin black skirt tetras, 2 fancy guppies, 3 ghost shrimp
5. Are there live plants in the aquarium?
- yes, 1 floating hornwort
6. What temperature is the tank water currently?
- 82 degrees F, currently undergoing the end of a 2 week ich quarantine
7. What make/model filter are you using?
8. Are you using a CO2 unit?
9. Does your aquarium receive natural sunlight at any given part of the day?
10. When did you perform your last water exchange, and how much water was changed?
- 4 days ago, 3 gallons
11. How often do you perform water changes?
- once a week
12. How often and what foods do you feed your fish?
- 1-2 times a day: flakes, crisps, freeze dried blood worms
13. What type of lighting are you using and how long is it kept on?
- 2 10Watt fluorescent; about 6-8 hours a day
14. What specific concerns bring you here at this time?
- bloating of my fish belly
15. What are your water parameters? Test your pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.
- ammonia=0, nitrite=0.1, nitrate=25, ph=7.5
16. What test kit are you using and is it liquid or test strips?
- API liquid test kit
17. When was the last time you bought a fish and how did they behave while in the pet store tank?
- 1 month ago; healthy