Hi all, I'm new here but I joined with hopes of finding help for one of my cories. I have 5 in a 20 gallon, and tonight I noticed that one looks very swollen/bloated, is breathing a little heavy, and has maybe a bit of popeye. All the others are perfectly fine, it's just this one having issues which doesn't lead me to suspect poor water quality or bacterial infection. It is still swimming just fine so no swim bladder issue, and it is still scavenging and eating what it can find. I feel so bad for the little thing, it just kinda sways on it's big belly and it's fins don't touch the substrate when it rests. One of my cories (perhaps this one) is very food motivated, is it possible it just gorged itself and has a big full belly now? Would that explain the breathing and popeye if it was swollen from eating too much? Also don't feel confidant enough sexing catfish to know if it's just an egg bound female or not. Added an attachment for reference. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
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