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    I have five neon tetras in my community tank and I noticed today that two of them are looking kind of round n fat in the belly.One of them especially.They seem very healthy and behave normally but I wonder if this is normal.They really enjoy flake food and dart n dive around the other fish to grab some till its gone.Are they maybe eating to much or could it be something else ? Should I be concerned ?

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    could be constipation, try feeding them a few peas, fresh or frozen. dont use canned.
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    Females are rounder than males. Maybe that's it?
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    Also very possible. I'm with the pea trick, it's easy to do, most tetras love it and it could prevent a ton of trouble down the line.

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    I feed shelled peas twice a week and have had no constipation problems so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    I feed shelled peas twice a week and have had no constipation problems so far.
    I feed NLS every day and never have constipation problems ;-) I've never fed peas - never had a need for it.
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    My fish never get peas either. If you want to clean them out, then don't feed them for a couple days. And always feed sparingly.

    But my females get fatter, too. That's how we sex them.

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    I also feed NLS small fish pellets every other day. I continue to feed Peas because the fish really like them, especially the Tetras.
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    Thank you for replies ! They still seem healthy since ive noticed but i'll try the peas,or feed more sparingly as was suggested.I dont know what NLS is...but maybe they are just bigger than the other 3 because their females. They were all very tiny when I got them and now gotten bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivermonster View Post
    Thank you for replies ! They still seem healthy since ive noticed but i'll try the peas,or feed more sparingly as was suggested.I dont know what NLS is...but maybe they are just bigger than the other 3 because their females. They were all very tiny when I got them and now gotten bigger.
    NLS is new life spectrum brand fish food.
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