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my kole tangs belly is distended on both sides of his body. I thought maybe he was just full, but I fed very little yesterday and nothing today and it has not gone down. I will try to post a pic a little later but I was just wondering if anyone has had experience with this before. P.S. he still eats like a pig

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could be worms' date=' parasite of some sort. or he just eats alot. my lawnmower blenny overeats and gets to looking like a tadpole pot belly sometimes.[/quote']

 

how long does your lawnmowers belly take to go back to normal?

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If my tang eats a lot of chaeto it will look like it is pregnant it is so bulging from the stomach. It does go down after a few days. I have to be careful how much chaeto that I allow to go into the display because there is not much in the way of digestible nutrition in it.

 

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i have not used it. it should have directions on the bottle? I have dosed chem marine for parasites before. i usually shut off skimming and pull out carbon filters.

 

Ya it does have instructions but at the LFS I was told to soak food but the bottle says to add to the water so then I googled it to figure out how much to soak the food in (I didn't want to overdose). It turns out there is a big controversy about soak versus bath versus don't use. Plus every one said there fish were skinny and mine is not, he just has a bloated stomach, so now I am not sure if he even has worms????

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Prazi-Pro for freshwater is 1 oz per 120g I believe. You want to use it in a QT tank without a skimmer though because it will create a lot of foam.

 

A lot of people use it in there display, but I have decided if I do use it I am going to set up a QT because it kills ALL worms and with all my feather dusters and bristle worms that would be a lot of decay in my system

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I use prazi on all of my new fish along with cupramine in QT. Yes' date=' some have used it in a display but you are definitely taking a risk as with any medication. Is the fish still eating normally?[/quote']

 

Ya he eats like a pig and seems just fine except his belly is bulging like he just ate a huge meal. I'm starting to think I miss diagnosed because his poop looks normal and he has not lost weight. Any ideas?

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If it were my fish and it didn't seem "off" in its swimming or feeding habits, I would probably just watch it and see. At any sign of stopping eating or starting to swim funny I would rush to treat.

 

What kind of foods do you feed? Any changes lately?

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If it were my fish and it didn't seem "off" in its swimming or feeding habits, I would probably just watch it and see. At any sign of stopping eating or starting to swim funny I would rush to treat.

 

What kind of foods do you feed? Any changes lately?

 

I feed spirulina flakes mostly, also they get spectrum and frozen (mysids brine plankton) They wont eat nori? No changes but in hindsight this lump has been growing for maybe a month or two?

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Since you refer to it as a "lump" I don't think we're correctly envisioning the problem. I think most of us are just picturing a fat fish, and when you say Lump, I'm starting to think its restricted to a small area...

 

Can you take a picture of it? Might be easier to diagnose that way..

 

Just the word "lump" seems scary...

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