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  1. #1

    Default Flame tetra fat or pregnant or what?!

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    Hi guys!

    2 of my flame tetras have got fat the last week or so, I'm not sure if they have got eggs or what! Just started feeding them NLS 2 weeks ago (finally found where I could get some here in Oz), they have coloured up fantastically, just 2 of the flame tetras (and 2 danios actually too) have got FAT!

    Here's a couple of pics (sorry, not really good, my camer is not made for taking shots of fish, LOL, I usually get a big white blob of the flash in the middle so these are better than that!)
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    Last edited by fraggle; 10-23-2008 at 03:56 AM.

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    I feed mine NLS pellets once daily, a couple are fatter than the rest. They may be gravid females, or just fatter fish. If they are gravid and spawn the eggs/fry will be eaten rather quickly.

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    I wouldn't have thought it was bloat simply because it was the NLS I am feeding them! (mind you I've never seen bloat, but they are as happy and active as all the others, just fat!)

    I feed mine once a day too, they love the stuff, go nuts for it. If it is bloat, can you do anything? (Ok scrap that, I'm sure there is a thread somewhere here on that)
    I'll keep an eye on them and see if the fatness dissapears or if there seems to be any spawning happeing, but I know your right toddnbecka, they'll get eaten very quick, so I won't have too many fish to deal with LOL.

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    You can always try feeding them some soft peas in case they are having digestive problems. I also have Flame Tetras, but none of mine are so rotund. Maybe your fatties are females full of eggs?

    Edit - What happened to their fins?

  6. Default von rios

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    Those babies are ready and anxious to breed. You probably have eggs or fry by now. They are very healthy. You are doing it right.

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    hi ive got a flame tetra that i think might be ready to drop her eggs she is really fat and her belly is lumpy could any 1 please tell me if that means she ready or whether theres something a matter with her

  8. Default Response

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    I would say your fish is maturing. When they get older the eggs in there body become more visible.

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    Hey what up!
    I got 6 flame tetras, they are nice, and some of them are getting fat... so, could you give some update?

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    Your likely not going to get much of a up-date. This thread is over 5 year old and the OP has not been here in about 5 years as well

    You might want to check the dates of the last post before posting in old threads like this
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