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Thread: fantail help

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    So I have a fantail who is about 4 or 5 years old, "he" has always been a bid fish, but yesterday I noticed that his belly (near what I would refer to as his bum) is enlarged
    (I don't actually know if Popeye is a he, we haven't sexed our fish, it's just always been assumed)

    here is a picture of him normally:


    and here are the pictures I managed to get earlier (they are not great but he wasn't up and about yet)





    he's not floating about so I don't think it's a problem with bloating/swimbladder, and his scales are still completely smooth, so I didn't think it was dropsy

    he also did a massive poo which I have taken a picture of


    I have never seen red spots like that in his poo before which is a bit concerning for me, could it be some sort of parasite?


    Some additional info: I'm not sure how big our tank is but I'd estimate about 30-40 gallons, we have one other fan tail who is older (about 6 years) and smaller, and definitely a male, some zebra fish and two shrimp that clean the plants, we feed them this food http://www.fish-fish-fish.com/tetraf...apan-145g.html (small amount everyday) and do a partial water change (maybe 20-30%) every other week, we don't have any test kits so I can't check the levels or anything like that, but our other fish are all fine, and the filter is working well too

    I hope you can help! (Sorry if I have posted this in the wrong bit)

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    I got some better photos





    There is a trail of "poo" with no poo in it, only a thin white line coming out of his backside in that pic (arrows)



    I am concerned about this area, it looks like a tear or something like that, and the area around it is dark

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    sorry you haven't gotten any help yet. He looks bloated, but then fancy goldfish are big and round to begin with. Long poop trails are usually a sign of overfeeding. I'm not sure what to make of the red spots.

    I would skip the regular food for a couple days. Feed him a meal of shelled peas (cook frozen or canned peas in a bowl of water in the microwave for a 30-60 seconds or so, then remove the outer shell and squish up the insides) which may help clean him out.
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    He is even bigger today too :/

    Thanks for responding, Today is the second day I haven't fed him, when would you suggest I try him with the pees?

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    so he's getting noticeably bigger even with nothing to eat?
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
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    Yes :S I'm really quite worried about him, I've been reading around and I thought maybe he could have an internal bacteria infection (abdominal swelling and ulcer like spots on his head & underside) Do you think it would be worth treating him for it just in case?

    I really don't want to lose him

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    it could be bacterial. Unfortunately diagnosing and treating such things is beyond my area of expertise so I'm not comfortable making any recommendations. Hopefully someone else can contribute further advice.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
    125 gallon office tank: Africian cichlids, synodontis catfih
    75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
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    If no one else can help then I will get the medicine and try him with it tomorrow, thank you for trying

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