2 neon tetras, 1 zebra danio,2 other danios, 2 more diff. My Dalmatian mollies have yellow bellies. When it comes to the body, you have to watch closely and check if the belly is swollen … I just bought her and her friends yesterday, and she had quite a bloated belly. When the eggs have been deposited it is best to remove the parent fish … Like a little round ball. loaches. If it is much cooler or warmer than this it is unlikely that your danio is carrying roe. The weird thing is that it is behaving completely normal. He was a 6 year old leopard danio. String of feces hanging from fish, swollen abdomen, sluggishness, disinterest in food, off-balance swimming. Zebera danios are very tolerant of water conditions and temperature. I researched it a lot, and it appears to be a condition called Dwarf Gourami Disease (iridovirus), wh ich is related to immune deficiency due to genetic conditions caused by the massive over breeding and in breeding of the commercial market. In my tank I have successfully spawn Zebra Danio and Pink Danio. Once your pet's belly looks massive and swollen, things might already be in a late phase. The females have a wider girth, the abdomen becomes fuller when loaded with eggs. Some fry have red bellies,I have been feeding them Hikari little bites.Does... Hi I've noticed today that my pleco has a swollen abdomen but I am unsure w... How can u tell a male glofish from a female glofish? The early signs that you are looking for are listlessness, not eating, color changes, or if your fish is hanging around the top or bottom of the tank. I saw two of my red danio having swollen belly chasing for food and chasing others danios frequently. I had a fish die a few days ago, he was having trouble swimming, first it was head down, tail up, then vice versa. One of my Zebra Danio's seemed very swelled towards the front of the fish. A lot of Gourami Fish become bloated and swollen because of genetic reasons. How can you tell if your Zebra Danio has eggs? Then as I took a closer look I noticed a red like line wrapping around half of his belly (very thin, looks like a vein, left side) and a red spot on it's anus. Small white spots that get larger over time possibly with black streaks. Re: Zebra Danio swollen belly #9 OOps....sorry, but that's not good. » General Aquaria » guppy with swollen belly; Search. Image Admin It may be that there is insufficient water agitation or tank space to provide enough oxygen for the goldfish to breathe, but most likely the nitrite, ammonia or ph level is out of whack. tetras, 1 pleco, and usually a clown loach. While some fish will exhibit swollen abdomens, others will display skin lesions and so on. FK Supporter, From For breeding purposes ph 6.8, temperature of 80F. Since it's easy for you to observe your own fish, I'd suggest going onto google images and looking at other images, to see if they look like you'd expect. Maybe they're just constipated? Due to these variabilities in symptoms and signs, it is extremely difficult to diagnose this disease. Small white spots that get larger over time possibly with black streaks. you read and agreed to the. It pointed out to the to the side and down and now has moved to pointing straight down. Epsom salt baths have been recommended by experts and hobbyist fish-keepers, however, it will only slow down the process or make your fish feel more comfortable. Caresheets Some fish experience signs of dropsy before any swelling, including unusually antisocial behavior and absence of appetite. Gasping is an indication that something is not right in the tank – usually the water quality. I mean, not the normal little "pouch" you see some Danio's with. Danios can be bred in captivity, but some extra care is required to raise fry to adults. Ammonia and nitrIte should always be at zero, and nitrAtes although OK under 40, are ideally better below 20. What you describe could be a number of things, but what sticks out most to me is the swollen belly - are his scales sticking out, pinecone fashion? The males tend to taper gently towards the fin, but are more or less streamlined and slender. I have a few glofish tetras, they all have big beer bellies. The females will develop a swollen belly which is a sure sign that they are gravid i.e. 1 Posts . Many fish owners with six or more Celestial Pearl Danios have observed shoaling in their fish, and in males, several have reported minor territoriality. Equally, I'm afraid, not an ideal home Jag has posted on this already, plus it would be uncycled.Double Hexagon Tank: ht Not sure if they were always like that or not. The weird thing is that it is behaving completely normal. Welcome, ... TinyPortal; Search; Login; Register; Tropical Fish Forums UK » Forum » The Aquarium. The males tend to taper gently towards the fin, but are more or less streamlined and slender. String of feces hanging from fish, swollen abdomen, sluggishness, disinterest in food, off-balance swimming. We tried everything from an isolation tank, to peas, and our water levels are just fine. The females have a rounded appearance but just beyond that rounded bit they get very slender very fast towards the tail. New fish which have just been introduced to a new aquarium are prime candidates to exhibit a loss of appetite. Those are hard to save. Danio fish usually spawn at temperatures in the low to mid 70s Fahrenheit. Add one tablet per day to each 5 gallons of water. One of my dainios has a large lump in its belly. Recent Topics. I observed that their growth is very slow. Even though they are a relatively small fish, Danio needs a lot of space to swim vigorously. Uh, my zebra Danio looks like its bloated, but recently I've been feeding him peas to help its digestive system. I definitely noticed the 2 zebras chasing each other around, I don't know which one was doing the chasing, now that I noticed, they stopped doing it. ; Change the water every week, clean the tank, and repeat the salt water bath [1, 2]. I had this tank set up about 3 years ago, and last month I got the tank back out and got it running again. The stomach looks kind of grey to me and looking at the fish closer I can see that there appears to be something white sticking out of one of the sores. The swelling is mainly located in the belly but this is not always the case. Treat with an Epsom salt bath. carrying eggs, spawning should take place one or two days after they have been isolated into the breeding tank. One of my Bronze Cory Cats as has quite a swollen belly but not as swollen as the Danio. This is probably the cause of the death you had and the swollen Danio IS probably in the beginning stages of dropsy. Successful treatment is very unlikely unless a fish is diagnosed in … All seem to have a similar curvature to their spine but the three big bellies are much more pronounced. Registered Users I just bought her and her friends yesterday, and she had quite a bloated belly. I thought it was a normal female trait. They all seem active and water parameters are fine. Advisers. If you notice swollen gills on your molly fish or if your mollies coming to the surface and gasping for air, it’s a sign of bad quality water in the aquarium. String of feces hanging from fish, swollen abdomen, sluggishness, disinterest in food, off-balance swimming. If so, can you let us know the values? It is always important to pick healthy guppies because any infection and illness could spread like wildfire in a tank filled with different fish species. In some instances, other symptoms become obvious such as a pinecone appearance where the scales stand out, the anus becomes swollen, the eyes bulge out, the gills are pale, and the feces becomes stringy. Body. In the first phase I observed more than thousand free swimming frys. They also may suddenly dart up to the surface, take a quick gulp, then continue swimming. FK Supporter Your tropical fish can also feel a … Even with prompt treatment, the mortality rate is high. When the eggs have been deposited it is best to remove the parent fish … Basic Membership, From 1. Yep, me again with another prob. The fishes bellies start to swell towards the bottom. Freshwater fishes like Mollies, Guppies, and Neon Tetras are the best companion for Celestial Pearl Danio. Worcestershire, Group: Diagnosis of a bacterial infection requires laboratory testing. Sorry for the stupid questions. Some fish experience signs of dropsy before any swelling, including unusually antisocial behavior and absence of appetite. carrying eggs, spawning should take place one or two days after they have been isolated into the breeding tank. It may be that there is insufficient water agitation or tank space to provide enough oxygen for the goldfish to breathe, but most likely the nitrite, ammonia or ph level is out of whack. From what I've seen (I'm researching them, as I want some danios) the fish you have below look fairly typical. When adding new fish, do not add the water they came in. An exclusive in-depth look at the celestial pearl danio Celestichthys margaritatus, separating fact from fiction about this beautiful new cyprinid, with an illustrated spawning account. Fish … The other two danios are not as large as the one with the swollen belly. Those are hard to save. new 30 gal. By entering this site you declare If you notice swollen gills on your molly fish or if your mollies coming to the surface and gasping for air, it’s a sign of bad quality water in the aquarium. Do you test your water for pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate? Males are ready for mating in length about 23 mm, females - 24-25 mm. http://forum.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/showthread.php?t=58269. In 4-months they are about 1cm to 1.5 cm in length. Sponsors. Once your pet's belly looks massive and swollen, things might already be in a late phase. Danios are egg scattering fish that commonly spawn in groups, however, a single male/female pair can also breed. Epsom salt baths have been recommended by experts and hobbyist fish-keepers, however, it will only slow down the process or make your fish feel more comfortable. The weird thing is that it is behaving completely normal. 10 gal. Hi all, For a few weeks now, one of my zebra danios has been developing a swollen belly, and then more recently a black spot began to grow on its head, deepening in color and size over time. Gasping is an indication that something is not right in the tank – usually the water quality. In late September of 2006, a photograph began circulating among tropical fish hobbyists on the Internet. Welcome to Think fish tropical fish forums! Glofish danio with swollen bellies and curved spines. I added a g killifish last week and he died five days after. Swollen belly and butt. It takes time and money to keep ThinkFish going, so if you'd like to help, then a Subscription of your choice would be fantastic. However, females of wild specimens, caught in winter, had a belly filled with caviar. It's just the belly, and it's white. He has had a lump on his belly since I first received him, but it has not affected his appetite or activities. I don't really see a bent spine? Tropical Fish Forums UK . How big is the tank? Advanced search. Rarely fish are born with birth defects that affect the swim bladder, but in these cases, symptoms are usually present at an early age. However the fish keeps floating up easily, but manages to stay down at the same level - leading me to conclude it might be swim bladder disease . And observed some of fry’s belly swollen by eggs. How to understand that it’s time to propagate? 29gal. Moderators I posted this in the beginner section but I thought it might need some more experienced answers. I had this tank set up about 3 years ago, and last month I got the tank back out and got it running again. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jun 5, 2011. Here's a couple of pictures on the internet: the fish body has a marked angle from the tail edge of the dorsal fin down to the tail... but that is the way they look... more pronounced on the females who have a belly full of eggs. What other fish are in with the Danio? Just asking in prevention. The pics I've posted are horrible. They also have a prominent genital papilla, or folded tube, right in front of their anal fin. Friday night it had what i can only describe as a straggly turd coming from it's anus: not the usual worm-like excreta, more like several thin strands trailing for about an inch, and then it dropped off. Registered Users Do glo fis... Oto with big swollen belly and with red ***** and breaths really fast. Constipation: Stop feeding for 2-3 days and continue with a more varied diet including live and plant-based foods. Now it is also better to double check for your guppy’s good health. Danio pairs stay together and mate continuously. I thought I had irks full of eggs at first but it's been a few weeks. Wouldn't eat. If you see these signs in your pet, talk to a veterinarian who specializes in fish. String of feces hanging from fish, swollen abdomen, sluggishness, disinterest in food, off-balance swimming. Hi. Lancashire, Group: As with many fish, there is a possibility of the parents eating their eggs after they are laid. Like bloated side to side. Tyne & Wear, Group: Fish infected with Aeromonas or other closely related bacteria may show signs that include bloody spots or ulcers on the body, fluid accumulation in the abdomen (“dropsy” and “pinecone disease”), ragged fins, or enlarged eyes. Small white spots that get larger over time possibly with black streaks. Quarantine new fish in a separate tank. Actual Dropsy is recognized as raised scales over 100% of the fishes' body. The males are streamlined in appearance. She looked pregnant or fat, but since I've never had a Danio before, and I've seen varying sizes of other fish, I wasn't -too- concerned. Swollen Gills. Symptoms of fish dropsy disease vary widely. Originally, I wasn't worried. I have been trying get my fish tank back up and running. In the aquarium. This is probably the cause of the death you had and the swollen Danio IS probably in the beginning stages of dropsy. The community tank should be about 74F and ph 7.0. But he did stop eating. They are native of South East Asia and live peacefully with other fishes who share the same size and temperament. I mean, not the normal little "pouch" you see some Danio's with. Dropsy isn't rare, but pure dropsy might be. Originally, I wasn't worried. Constipation: Stop feeding for 2-3 days and continue with a more varied diet including live and plant-based foods. Recently I noticed that one of my Danios has a swollen stomach. One of my Bronze Cory Cats as has quite a swollen belly but not as swollen as the Danio. Wild Danio species breed during the rainy season when the water in the freshwater reservoir becomes warm and soft. 123 user(s) are online (118 user(s) are browsing Forums), If you found this site useful then please help support it by using the, From fish from 10 will live there when done. The fish refuses its usual food for more than 2 days. Goldfish may also g… Fish … Carp Pox Treat affected areas with topical disinfectants. Hey Folks, Having a fishy emergency. Mins look more like this guy. One of my zebra danios has a very swollen belly. As the infection progresses, skin lesions may appear, the belly fills with fluids and becomes swollen, internal organs are damaged, and ultimately the fish will die. I noticed yesterday and today at least one of them had brown poop. The swelling has gradually increased, and the rear of the lump now looks like it it beginning to redden. The best thing you can do is to start making 25% water changes daily until the readings are back where they should be. In fact it is bossy - but this only started today and the bloated Danio has been bloated since I got it. Yeah it's super hard to tell from those pics. This means that the reproduction interval is influenced not only by the season, but also by abundant food. The ones with the big bellies are likely females. The belly is pretty much the same size on each side, and is a pink color just in front of the anal fin. Fish … In addition, please describe what is wrong with the fish to the best of your ability One Zebra Danio, more aggressive of the "pair". The cause of a loss of appetite in tropical fish is most commonly stress. Zebra Danio with Severe Dropsy Like all health problems, dropsy is best treated before the physical symptoms start to become apparent. For a group of 8-10 members, an aquarium of at least 60 liters is required. More air in the swim bladder helps the fish to move upward, and less air in the swim bladder … One of my Zebra Danio's seemed very swelled towards the front of the fish. I've read the spine thing can be a sign of death coming or it could also be a genetic defect and just be through their life. Registered Users 3/5 have the big bellies and I noticed the spines today. It helps to keep the fish floating in the water without drowning. Constipation: Stop feeding for 2-3 days and continue with a more varied diet including live and plant-based foods. Fish can go a long time without eating and it would take them around 10 days to completely starve to death. The scales slightly raised as well on the top. Swollen or bulging eyes [4] Ulcers on different spots on the body [1] Swollen anus [1] Pale, stringy excrement [1] Clamped fins [4] How to prevent dropsy in fish. On the fourth day, feed the fish a … Goldfish may also g… Treatment: Tetra Lifeguard® Remove filter carbon and turn off UV sterilizer. But finally I got only about 50nos of fry alive. At the same time, increase the water temperature to 78-80 degrees Fahrenheit and leave it there during treatment. The spin bends down towards the tail and there's two fish in particular with extremely large bellies. Constipation: Stop feeding for 2-3 days and continue with a more varied diet including live and plant-based foods. Maybe put goldies in the 10 or use as a QT tank. The slender zebra danio males are torpedo-shaped and usually have subtle golden stripes between the zebra-stripes on their bodies. It doesn't seem to help at all his stomach is still pretty swollen. 7 zebra danios, 2 black mollies, 1 male swordtail, and 2 temp. A Recent Discovery. Fish that are already infested by gill mites are brought into aquariums. The tiny mites stay on the fish’s gills, and attack the fish by feeding on blood and living flesh. During this time, you have no other sign to go on but behavioral changes which can be easily noted if you are observant when it comes to your fish. Add Formalin solution to water. Danios reach puberty by 5-8 months. Sounds like a female with eggs? They didn't co... Leopard Danio with swollen tummy - eats and swims normally. Swollen Gills. Swim bladder disorder is a kind of disease in danio fish, which causes abnormal functioning of the swim bladder of the fish. Had to move him so he didnt get sick. He didn’t have a round belly like the others. She looked pregnant or fat, but since I've never had a Danio before, and I've seen varying sizes of other fish, I wasn't -too- concerned. But several symptoms can be observed, both behavioral and physical as follows: All the other fish, along with another female danio, in the tank are doing well, but she’s the only one who’s showing these symptoms. Like other diseases in aquarium fishes, maintaining hygiene and improving water quality through regular upkeep are some of the best ways to prevent outbreaks of dropsy [4]. guppy with swollen belly. I posted this in the beginner section but I thought it might need some more experienced answers. My fish won't eat! If an enlarged stomach or intestine is thought to be the cause of a swim bladder disorder, the first course of action is to not feed the fish for three days. Are the fish still in the 9 gallon tank? 1. The other two danios are not as large as the one with the swollen belly. This has all happened today. The females have a rounded appearance but just beyond that rounded bit they get very slender very fast towards the tail. I have 2 female guppies both with very pregnant bellies. The silvery-white females have a rounder, plumper body with a white belly and silver stripes instead of gold. Curved Spine in Platys... TB or something else? Gasping at the surface of the water (gulping air):Gasping goldfish may hang at the surface of the water, appearing to “drink” the air. Add about 2.5 teaspoonful Epsom salt for every 10 gallons of the quarantine tank water. Treat for 5 consecutive days. The most notable of the symptoms is the swollen abdomen. @Reply: First step, I stop feeding all the fish for 2 days. And secondly I have a molly which doesn't seem to have a swollen belly but I can see her gravid spot.She's quite normal in behaviour , no chasing. When my fish get this swollen like bloated stomach, I start with a series of steps and it seems to work. My Zebra Danios have been in my tank for about two or three weeks, the tank is cycled the stats as of today were ~: 29 Gallon PH 6.5 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate ~20 or 40 ppm (colors are close) The fish have been really avid eaters and they all seem to want to hog the food, but I think this is a trait of the zebra danios anyway? 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