Six Line Wrasse HUGE stomach

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  1. icebrg5

    icebrg5 Plankton

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    Eats fine and swims around just fine acting normal.
    Has been this way for at least 3 weeks now.
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    Any ideas?

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow.

    I would have to think, internal parasites or a growth within the body. I have seen egg carrying 6 lines but they never looked like that.

    Good Luck
     
  4. icebrg5

    icebrg5 Plankton

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    If its a parasite is there anything i can do?

    Could it just be a pig?

    I figured if it was a blockage of some kind that it would killed it already but it hasn't and when i got the six line it was just as normal looking as could be.
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I have heard that Piperazine Citrate, mixed or left to soak on dry food is effective for internal parasites but I have no first hand experience with its use. Basically it's just a power used to deworm animals. I would try googling Panacure and looking at Dr.Foster and Smith site for medications specifically for parasites and marine fish.

    I thought about obstruction as well but the fish would be long dead unless it's some type of malformation of the intestinal tract.
     
  6. icebrg5

    icebrg5 Plankton

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    Would treating for the internal parasite affect any other fish?

    I do not have a Q tank and i would have to remove all the rock in the tank to catch the little guy for sure.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would send member Incognito a pm, she has a lot of experience with de-worming fish. Member Inwall would probably be a good resource as well.

    The product General Cure is said to be good for parasites, not sure how it works on internal but it does contain a product very similar to Panacur dewormer.

    Of course it's all conjecture, since I can not say for sure what the issue with the fish is.
     
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  9. inwall75

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    You can buy anti-bacterial foods. However, sometimes dropsy can be caused by viruses or fungus too. This disease is much more common in freshwater fish. Soaking their food in Kanaplex and Focus by Seachem works well. If your LFS doesn't sell those, you can go to a Petsmart or Petco and get Maracyn and Maracyn 2 (although these last two meds will only work if it's bacterial in nature).
     
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    Will soaking the food in Kanaplex and Focus be safe for my other fish?

    I have

    yellow tang
    starry night bleeny
    clown fish
    2 firefly goby dartfish
    4 green chromis
    cleaner shrimp
    emrald crab
    Few snails and around 100 hermit crabs
     
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    Atticus818 Eyelash Blennie

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    Could it just be bloat? Have you seen it poop?