fat angel - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 Old 11-28-2006, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
girlofgod's Avatar
 
fat angel

i just noticed that my tiny angel is extremely fat!! is this normal? is this what they look like when they have eggs? just wondering...it HAS been hovering around the bottom more than usual the last couple of days...but it comes up to eat just fine...and i just thought it was because it didnt like the meds i was putting in the tank. he/she is one of the two dominant angels of the 4 i have.

am currently treating with melafix/pimafix/raised temp/salt for spots i found on my smaller silver angels tail. here are some pics of the fatty...

dont have my water params right now, will test later, temp is 82
what do youthink?

bri

sorry for the bad quality pics...i was in a hurry =}






he's the smallest one with the gold

"everything happens for a reason...the hard part is figuring out what that reason is."
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...20/fishbar.jpg
girlofgod is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 Old 11-28-2006, 04:28 PM
Member
 
bettababy's Avatar
 
This is a hard call for a few reasons... no water params posted yet, the pics aren't very clear, and not enough info overall.
How long has the tank been set up?
What size tank?
How many and what kinds of fish? (besides angels, what others if any?)
What kind of foods are you offering, and how much at a time?
How often are you feeding?
How often are you doing water exchanges?
What kind of filter are you using? Is there carbon in it?
How long have you been medicating?
Are there any other symptoms other than bloating?
I will watch for a reply before I attempt to sort this one out. It could be a number of things. The angels don't look very large, and if they're really young, they may not even be mature enough yet to produce eggs. There are a lot of things it COULD be... I'll do my best to help you sort it out after I get more info.

Dawn Moneyhan
Aquatics Specialist/Nutritionist
Juneau, WI
bettababy is offline  
post #3 of 19 Old 11-28-2006, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
girlofgod's Avatar
 
most of my stats are in my signature or track my tank..
ph 7.8 nitrates 10-20 nitrites 0 ammonia 0

i feed freeze-dried bllod worms and hikari trop flakes daily, with frozen brine shrimp weekly (once) 2 times daily, just a pinch

4 angels, one about 8 inches, others 2 or 3 inches


rena xp2, with bio-zorb (taken out to medicate)

medicating for 3 days now for white spots found on silver angel's fins

no other symptoms

the pics arent clear...but its obvious that the angel has a fat tummy..which is abnormal considering all my other angels are "paper thin"

i attempted to net the angel and feed it a pea, per advice from others, but it wouldnt eat the pea.

"everything happens for a reason...the hard part is figuring out what that reason is."
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...20/fishbar.jpg
girlofgod is offline  
post #4 of 19 Old 11-28-2006, 04:46 PM
Member
 
bettababy's Avatar
 
It is possibly an internal parasite issue. For this I would use metranidazole and put that on the food. You can use a zip lock baggie, add some of the dry food, and add a little bit of the med, shake it up so the food is well coated with the med, and use that food for 5 days. Unless there is ammonia or nitrite levels present, or heavy nitrate (over 60), all should be fine. If you are showing ANY ammonia or nitrite, or nitrate over 60, then I would get the water params in check first.

Dawn Moneyhan
Aquatics Specialist/Nutritionist
Juneau, WI
bettababy is offline  
post #5 of 19 Old 11-28-2006, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
girlofgod's Avatar
 
what about bloat? or constipation? or egg-bound? and the medicated food wont bother the other fish..? cuz he's not eating as much as the others

"everything happens for a reason...the hard part is figuring out what that reason is."
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...20/fishbar.jpg
girlofgod is offline  
post #6 of 19 Old 11-28-2006, 06:19 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Hiya Bri.

I wouldn't say it's egg-bound. Angelfish will take about 9 months-1 year until they mature. Your angel is probably by 4-6 months. Looks pretty. Not dropsy but I know dropsy is rarely seen on angels. Try green peas and see if there are good results.:)

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #7 of 19 Old 11-28-2006, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
girlofgod's Avatar
 
i tried the peas...he wouldnt eat them...he must have been too far gone because he died. he was my favorite too -_-

bri

"everything happens for a reason...the hard part is figuring out what that reason is."
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...20/fishbar.jpg
girlofgod is offline  
post #8 of 19 Old 11-28-2006, 06:44 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by girlofgod
i tried the peas...he wouldnt eat them...he must have been too far gone because he died. he was my favorite too -_-

bri
Poor angel. They do take long to eat peas. Have you tried blanching them?:)

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 11-28-2006, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
girlofgod's Avatar
 
i shelled it if thats what you mean...i took the shell off
it was a frozen pea that i thawed and shelled
and smushed in my finger

"everything happens for a reason...the hard part is figuring out what that reason is."
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...20/fishbar.jpg
girlofgod is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 11-28-2006, 07:45 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by girlofgod
i shelled it if thats what you mean...i took the shell off
it was a frozen pea that i thawed and shelled
and smushed in my finger
You did the right thing.:) Hope your angelfish is ok.:)

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Angel in 26g? incorporealx Freshwater and Tropical Fish 3 07-12-2009 02:27 AM
angel beweeb Tropical Fish Diseases 5 07-26-2008 05:05 PM
Fat Angel? Tracy Tropical Fish Diseases 2 03-11-2007 11:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome