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Kaga's Kritters
01-28-2008, 02:01 PM
I noticed that one of my upside-down catfishes is really fat. it looks like its pregnant or something. what could cause this?

Ammonia level = 0

Nitrites level = ?

Nitrates level = 0

Water hardness = ?

Specify other chemical levels that might be relevent =

Volume of tank = 29gal

Size of tank = 29gal

Filtration system = aqua clear 20-40

Temperature = 77 degrees F

Age of tank setup = 3 mths

If a new tank when was it cycled and how? = end of Oct, seeded with used filter cartridge

Number and amount of water changes weekly = 20% weekly

Age of fish <if known> = ?

Any recent changes = none

Kaga's Kritters
01-28-2008, 06:26 PM
the swelling is going down some now. any ideas of what it is though?

01-28-2008, 06:30 PM
hi,had this problem with one of mine i two thought its was fat and at first i thought it had over eaten!i watched for a few days and the fish was still eating and doing normal things and showed no signs of illness so i left it alone and it was fine after a while,just keep an eye on feeding and general habits,if it gets worse im sure someone on the site will be able to help further,

01-28-2008, 06:45 PM
might just be overfeeding. Keep an eye on him, see if anything gets worse.