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  1. #1

    Default Severum, protruding anus

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    I do not have a picture yet, I'll get one as soon as possible. Also, excuse my elementary explanations, lol. My severum's anus has taken on kind of a... volcano shape. It is red as if irritated, and there are two secondary white protrusions off to the side of the anus. He also seems to be stopped up with poop but this guy (Melbourne is his name) is constantly pooping so I can't really say that he's stopped up for sure. I assumed prolapse or some sort of worms... but I can't be sure. I just need a few suggestions and I'll get back to you guys with a picture of the issue asap.
    Coastie-to-be... hopefully.

  2. Default

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    If worms, then maybe camallanus?
    although it sounds more like some severe internal inflammation rather than parasites.

  3. #3


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    are you sure it's the anus and not the breeding tube? whats the size of the severum? is the severum behaving like normal?
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

  4. #4


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    +1 - it COULD be the breeding tube, they are redish in color. However feeding garlic with normal food could help. It could be they swallowed a large piece of gravel and are pooping it out?
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  5. #5


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    Definitely not the breeding tube. The reading I had done about it led to camallanus worms and I don't believe that to be the case either. At the the moment both internal inflammation and the passing of a large piece of gravel make sense. The dude's always digging so its more than plausible that he swallowed a larger piece. Seems to me that the passing of the gravel could even be the cause of the inflammation... I'll get a picture asap, been busy lately.

    EDIT: He's about 8-9 inches and he's behaving completely normally.
    Coastie-to-be... hopefully.

  6. #6


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    I would really guess passing a stone of some kind.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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