View Full Version : Obesity?

01-03-2009, 09:16 PM
My tiger barbs are getting a rather large lump on their undersides, is this obesity or natural growth or what?

01-03-2009, 09:57 PM
Keep an eye on them. If their scales pop out and they start acting funny you may have a problem.

01-03-2009, 10:01 PM
if their scales are out and they look like pine cones it may be dropsy, but i think its just overfeeding

01-04-2009, 11:31 PM

Some if not most now have black spots on their sides. Like V pattern.

Their gills are also getting reddish and look bloody, what's going on!?!?!?

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01-05-2009, 01:32 AM
sounds like septicemia. for them to get all this at one time i think you have bad water quality

01-05-2009, 01:46 AM
What can I do... :scry: :scry: :scry:

01-05-2009, 02:02 AM
the best thing to do for starters is a large water change, then treat the fish

01-05-2009, 02:30 AM
I just did a water change, I cant go to LFS for a day or two, is there a specific treatment for this? :scry:

01-05-2009, 02:30 AM
Yeah definitly test the water first and then change water accordingly.

If all else fails you may want to look into some meds.

01-05-2009, 02:30 AM
agreed with cocoa, and go get meds. Then before you put the meds in do a another W/C

01-05-2009, 10:45 AM
I'll try and get the meds tonight.

The green barbs are no longer greenish/blue, but a pale grayish. All my barbs are less than 2-3 inches off the bottom, they're not frenzying over food, their covered in black spots or red streak down the middle, and they're gills are all red

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ammonia levels aren't that high though, Nitrite levels spiked recently though. I thought it was good for my cycle .. :scry: :scry:

01-05-2009, 03:11 PM
ammonia levels aren't that high though

any amount of ammonia over time will cause death

01-05-2009, 03:52 PM
I think if my fish were getting pink gills that I would be doing a water change.

01-05-2009, 07:57 PM
i've been doing one I think every day for the past week or so.