Bloated pristella tetra

alexp11

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Girlfriend noticed this swollen fish this morning thinking it was pregnant. I’m thinking dropsy? Nothing added to the tank in over a month. First issue in this tank I can remember, 75 gallon with an fx6 doing filtration. I just did a large water change filter cleaning Friday. Tankmates all seem to be having normally. Anything I can do to help this little guy/gal?

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tlindsey

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Girlfriend noticed this swollen fish this morning thinking it was pregnant. I’m thinking dropsy? Nothing added to the tank in over a month. First issue in this tank I can remember, 75 gallon with an fx6 doing filtration. I just did a large water change filter cleaning Friday. Tankmates all seem to be having normally. Anything I can do to help this little guy/gal?

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Give a couple of days and see if swelling goes down. My female Rummy Nose will look like that for a couple of days until they spawn and release eggs.
 

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If no change then I would say the tetra would be egg bound.
 

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On second look I think tlindsey tlindsey is right it does look female, I was thinking of a different tetra where the colors are closer just the tail and fins are red in the males.
 
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