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    I went to my tank as usual just as the lights come on, and I saw my beautiful blue female angelfish lying at the bottom on her side anchored with plants, breathing slowly! I've been keeping my eye on her because it looked like she was developing? (Not sure if this is the right word) an ovarian prolapse.

    On the advice of angelfish breeders, I was in the process of setting up a tank for her, then move in a docile male angelfish and try to get her to lay her eggs.

    But I don't want to do this anymore, it looks so bad now and she doesn't seem to be able to keep her equilibrium while swimming. She drifts into a spot she doesn't have to put much effort into saying there, wedging herself against the glass and in plants. She has lost all her color :(

    Does this sound/look like a prolaspe? I know there's nothing I can do about it if it is, (I've been told) I just don't know if I should still try something or consider humane euthanasia? I love her. She was so gorgeous. So sad.

    She is in a brine shrimp net at the moment to see if she recovers any.

    Any help is appreciated!
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    Is this the same one where you posted a thread back in January?

    Has she been eating and passing? What tank do you have available to put her in?
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    Very sorry to see this, and I hope someone chimes in with the knowledge and help you need.
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    anal prolapse? I've seen this happen in large cichlids. An epsom salt bath for 30 minutes might help.

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    Ok, I have the option to move out my female ram from my 10g bowfront (16" high) and swap her for the sick angelfish and try treating with Epsom Salts (magnesium sulfate). I was planning on moving the ram into my 120g anyway, just not quite today, but I'll do what I have to, if my angelfish has a chance.

    If she's dying and suffering, I'd rather not put her through trying to recover in a new tank if she is not strong enough. This loss of buoyancy literally happened overnight.....she was swimming with no problems, pooping and eating yesterday. Although, she might have been hanging a bit more at the top of the aquarium....well, that was yesterday, she seemed healthy enough.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spardas View Post
    Is this the same one where you posted a thread back in January?

    Has she been eating and passing? What tank do you have available to put her in?
    Yes!

    She's been eating and passing, no change until today and the slight 'looking more bulgy' here and there. Color seemed a bit off more than usual, but nothing else that I noticed and I didn't think it was that bad! Now I'm sad :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Very sorry to see this, and I hope someone chimes in with the knowledge and help you need.
    Thanks Slap!

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    Very welcome, you're in good hands with Rock and Spardas.
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    Good luck with your fish :( I hope you come to a resolution soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    anal prolapse? I've seen this happen in large cichlids. An epsom salt bath for 30 minutes might help.
    It's not an anal prolaspe. Ovarian. It happened after she laid eggs once. I moved her from my 120g to a 33g when I saw her drop her tube. I added a random male angelfish and they spawned in a day or so, but her tube seemed to stay protruding. Today it looks like somethings falling out!

    Should I do the tank swap and add Epsom Salts, or try the bath thing?

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