Baby Ornate Bichir With Red Stomache

Alyssawagner907

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Oct 9, 2019
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Hi, I’m new to this form and I just recently got a baby Ornate Bichir. Today I was cleaning Dragons tank when I noticed her belly Looked irritated and bright red. I googled Ornate Bichir stomache irritation and saw a form that talked about Bichirs having red irritation around their anal fin because of indigestion issues. 4D633C84-5856-48FD-8417-E2D3B1B85830.jpeg
I might just be paranoid but She’s been acting weird lately like showing interest in food but not eating. I recharged her tank because I thought that maybe she couldnt smell the worms but I’m really worried about her stomache.70FB7F4E-FEE8-4B8B-BB1D-5008607549F2.jpeg8CC42602-A057-4DBD-AE99-14FF9C8580E4.jpeg
 

tlindsey

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Welcome aboard

Was the aquarium fully cycled prior to adding the Ornate Bichir?
What do you mean by recharging?
What type of substrate is in the aquarium?
 

Alyssawagner907

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Oct 9, 2019
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Welcome aboard

Was the aquarium fully cycled prior to adding the Ornate Bichir?
What do you mean by recharging?
What type of substrate is in the aquarium?
I dont really know about Cycling I have well water and I’ve always just let my fish get acclimated then let them into the tank.
I have her on sand and I didn’t mean to say recharged I meant to say re cleaned. She’s eating now and seems fine but she still has a rash.
 

Alyssawagner907

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Oct 9, 2019
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I dont really know about Cycling I have well water and I’ve always just let my fish get acclimated then let them into the tank.
I have her on sand and I didn’t mean to say recharged I meant to say re cleaned. She’s eating now and seems fine but she still has a rash.
The aquarium place I got her from gave me a sponge filter that had been in her previous tank
 

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Suggest checking ur water quality. Updates?
 
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