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    hey everyone,

    I have had this barb since I set up my tank about 7 months ago and I have noticed that it is getting fatter and today I noticed a silver/shimmering on the bottom of it. Has anyone else seen this? The fish is acting normal and doesn't seem to be in any distress.

    Hopefully someone has seen this before

    All parameters are normal
    ammonia 0
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    nitrate just under 5ppm
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    Could just be a female developing eggs can you tell if the scales are starting to stick out? Keep us updated what do you feed and what's the feed schedule?

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    First glance at the pic I as about to say Bloat.

    But the description is not it. Like Joe has already asked any pointing lifting in scales?

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    as far as i can see the scales are not lifting off of the body. I feed dry flakes Omega One once a day and once a week i will feed frozen bloodworms instead of the flakes.

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    Keep a eye on the scales just in case. But like joe said parameters seem fine. Unless you have added something new to the tank or something has triggered stress then more thank likely fatten up with eggs

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    upon further inspection of the fish I have noticed that the scales under the fish's stomach are starting lift up? Is this a sign a bloat? and how would I treat this if it is bloat?

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    You could try feeding green peas, maybe he's constipated (?)
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    I hate to say it but it sounds like dropsy :(

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    ^^ yea could be dropsy if so not much can be done sadly

    Try some peas like Slap mentioned also adding garlic to the diet helps I like new life spectrum since they add all this already very nice food

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