03-19-2013, 08:50 AM
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Female cherry barb, pale and bloated
I just noticed one of the female cherry barbs in my tank (we have 12, plus 7 corys) has a very swollen abdomen, and has some red inflamed parts on the swollen part. Its general colour is very pale compared to the other females.
Unfortunately I'm unable to photograph it at the moment. It is lethargic and has retired to a hiding spot under a log, whereas the other fish are all active and acting normally.
They have been eating normal flake and crushed up sinking high-protein food (the cories and the barbs eat both), and I supplement a couple times with sinking spirulina tabs which all the fish eat from.
Should I try to quarantine the ill fish immediately?