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Thread: Kinda fat....
02-23-2014, 10:26 PM #1
I have had this guy for a few months now, and he's always been kinda fat-bellied. He's a very good eater, and in general good health, I believe. Just wondered why the belly? Could he have a internal parasite? I've not noticed any other outward signs.
02-23-2014, 10:29 PM #2
There are two other harlequins in this tank with him. I plan on a bigger tank in the near (hopefully) future so I can remedy the small numbers of the schooling fish I have now.
02-24-2014, 12:15 AM #3
If the fish is not pooping white stringy matter, it is active, doesn't display any weird twitching or listlessness, and obviously eats very well...then I would say it is just a fatty.20G Low-Tech|50G High-Tech Planted|50G A.crassipinnis Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted Goldfish Tank
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02-24-2014, 12:38 AM #4
LOL Then he is just a fatty! hahahaha Thanks
02-24-2014, 12:49 AM #5
02-24-2014, 01:23 AM #6
that is because your platy's are always pregnant Slap...Current tanks:
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02-24-2014, 01:32 AM #7
Couldn't this be a female harlequin?
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02-24-2014, 01:46 AM #8
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03-20-2014, 05:33 PM #9
Haha I had a fat male guppy before but later found out he had bloat14 Gallon FW: Guppies,Platies
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03-20-2014, 08:59 PM #10