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    Cherry Barb Constapated?

    Discussion in 'Freshwater Diseases and Health Issues' started by Zack333, Sep 11, 2018.

    1. Zack333

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      I've had this cherry Barb for a while and recently he started to swim odd, but only when he is trying to be still, when he swims around he looks, acts and eats fine. I haven't seen poop with any of the fish, but I haven't really been looking either.
      So what do you guys think it is?
      Picture attached, wierd how his throat looks so fat that's why I think it's constapation

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    2. tlindsey

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      Looks bloated to me. Also could be egg bound.
       
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      It's a male (redder cherry Barb's are males more orangey females) so it's probably bloat. I was hoping it wasn't that but It developed while my brother was taking car of him so I thought he could just be super constapated
      Thanks for the help
       
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      Hello; One thing I try is to feed the inside of a common pea. I often just use some canned peas when I cook a meal and will get a spoon full of peas from the can before I cook them. I just squeeze the pea into a tank. Almost all fish will eat them and it is reported by some they will relieve constipation.
       

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