angelfish with bloated belly!! Please help!

5 years 4 months ago #35152 by scubadiver
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5 years 4 months ago - 5 years 4 months ago #35150 by terrapins
Causes of bloating in angelfish (in order of treatability):

Severe constipation - Epsom Salt dosed at 1tsp/gal (30 minute bath), or 1 tsp/5 -10 gal (1 week extended bath) no food.

Hex/Spironucleus - Metronidazole doped flakes (and if you find it: Di-Metronidazole which is soluble in water), Parasite Guard (Tetra). Either one's efficacy is increased by raising the temperature to about 86F. But since there's a possibility of bacterial infection as well, I don't recommend touching the temperature, in fact lower it to 75F - 78F.

Nematodic infestation in its gut (capillarids are the most common type) - Levamisole (directly dosed into water), Fenbendazole (doped into flakes), Flubendazole (emulsify via a small quantity of acetone then dose directly into tank), Praziquantel (doped into flakes) or Parasite Guard (Tetra).

Systemic Bacterial infections causing Edema - oxytetracycline (doped into flakes AND dosed directly into tank) or kanamycin , (doped into flakes AND dosed directly into tank)

Egg-boundedness (in goldfish, you can massage the eggs out, you're out of luck in Angelfish..

Benign/malignant gut mass - euthanize then buy yourself a new one. (incidentally, I have many angels) :)

You can use "PAM" to bind any of the above drugs that will only work if fed with doped flakes. If your fish has stopped eating, then use ones that can be used in an extended bath. Acute constipation occurs in a short span of time while any of the others especially if the cause is a tumor, increases in size over a longer period. As was mentioned already by someone on this thread, in pathologic causes, bloating is a symptom indicative of an advanced condition. If it's a systemmic bacterial issue, there usually will be accompanying symptoms such as cloudy eyes, exopthalmia, severe mouth/tail/fin rot and lastly, red-streaking on fins and body to fin base perimeter. Good luck!
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5 years 6 months ago #35058 by benthic
Typically I find that once they actually show physical bloating it is usually too late to do anything. The medication "clout" has also been shown to be an effective bloat treatment, but it is far nastier than metronidazole. It looks like you are doing everything you should be doing. Best of luck.

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5 years 6 months ago #35051 by tony44
did you remove carbon ? also more air is normal add air stone also Epson salt is good to add helps with cleaning out digestive track about a teaspoon per 5 gals of water good luck

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5 years 6 months ago #35050 by gp98
Hello all, my angelfish has a bloated belly for about 4 days now. I went to aquarium adventure and they gave me metronidezole for it. I have been dosing for 2 days now but he has a bigger belly now. And he is breathing heavy near the surface. Is there anything else I can do to help the fish?? Please help, I have him in a 10gal by himself now and he is not eating.

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