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S. fryeri with bloat

11 years 4 months ago #9965 by shepp
Replied by shepp on topic S. fryeri with bloat
yes do with the epsom salt it works like everyone said, my JD had bloat bad and this worked wounders on him. and yes like rick said its a natural laxative and should clean him right out......make sure you do get the natural stuff tho...i have heard some has perfums in it, i think i got mine at walmart like a 5# bag for under 5$

Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it. Pee on it and walk away.

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11 years 4 months ago #9959 by Bearfan
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bloat, not float.


Very different things


My bad.  Wasn't reading close enough.  You know me, I'm in my world of frontosa all the time.

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11 years 4 months ago #9927 by forumadmin
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Epsom Salts is-- IMHO -- helpful for bloat.

My regime:

1 TBS Salt per 5 net gal
1 TBS Epsom Salts per 10 net gal
Clout per instructions (repeat after 24 hours, remove carbon)

Doesn't always work, but it's the only thing that seems to help. I think the Epsom salts is a laxative that helps the fish get things moving.

I think both diet and stress are the two key factors with bloat.

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11 years 4 months ago - 11 years 4 months ago #9925 by addicted2cichlid

If you really want to try, you could catch him and attempt the surgical approach by using a needle to allow the air to escape.  I've seen videos of it being done on larger fish, not sure if you could do it on yours, but if it's going to die, why not give it a shot?


I would not do this. This will not cure or even help bloat. Bloat is a bacterial infestation in the gut of the fish.

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yea, he doesnt show enough respect for household surgery anyway


and hes in a 20g by himself, hes lucky i got rid of all my mbuna yesterday, opened up 3 tanks.  a lil salt, and a lil clout, carbon pulled.

girl picked up at bar:  oh wow u have alot of fishies in here, arent they supposed to be gold, like goldfish...  why arent these ones gold, oh that one is so ugly, why would u have more than one tank....  (she carried on for about 10 mins).

me:  please get out of my house.
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11 years 4 months ago #9921 by dragonkeeper
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If you really want to try, you could catch him and attempt the surgical approach by using a needle to allow the air to escape.  I've seen videos of it being done on larger fish, not sure if you could do it on yours, but if it's going to die, why not give it a shot?


I would not do this. This will not cure or even help bloat. Bloat is a bacterial infestation in the gut of the fish.

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11 years 5 months ago #9915 by
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bloat, not float.


Very different things

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11 years 5 months ago #9909 by Bearfan
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If you really want to try, you could catch him and attempt the surgical approach by using a needle to allow the air to escape.  I've seen videos of it being done on larger fish, not sure if you could do it on yours, but if it's going to die, why not give it a shot?

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11 years 5 months ago #9907 by dragonkeeper
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Personally I agree with Sam and Mike. I really don't like meds unless its a last resort.


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11 years 5 months ago #9899 by
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stop feeding the tank.  big water changes.  dose the main tank with epsom salts.

Dose his tank with epsom salts too.  Trying anything is worthwhile, most fish die from this

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11 years 5 months ago #9894 by Nuchal Man
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Epson salt is also a great additive. Do a tablespoon/ 10 gallons

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