07-13-2007, 12:52 AM
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Fat zebra danio
I have a zebra danio and a black skirt tetra in a 10-gallon planted tank. The danio was originally in my 55-gallon, but he was getting picked on and so I moved him to the smaller tank. When I first moved him, he was skinny, not eating well, and looked rather poorly. Now he is huge - he's so fat he looks like he's ready to explode!
I am curious: am I over-feeding him, is he (or rather she) carrying eggs, or is something else to blame? The black skirt inhales everything I feed it, so it is quite possible that while he's taking in all he can that the danio is gorging himself at the same time.
Anyway, I am attaching three pictures. The first was taken two days ago; the second was taken this morning and shows the size increase in just a day; and the third is a side shot taken this morning as well. In the side shot it almost looks as though the right side is a little bulgier than the left, but I cannot tell if this is really the case or not.
Any input is greatly appreciated.