Multiple bulges on stomach after eating?

BichirMohawk

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Is this normal or a sign of overfeeding? It disappears after they poo a day later or so. I'm not sure if the "stomach bulge" while feeding is an overall swelling of the body that already happened before the multiple bulges happen?
 

BichirMohawk

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Food bulges are pretty normal, especially if you are dealing with a new skinny poly. Over feeding is more of a beer gut, lol
I kind of like them slightly bigger in the middle but not too much...It kinda bugs me when I see them straight as a pole from front to end.
 
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I kind of like them slightly bigger in the middle but not too much...It kinda bugs me when I see them straight as a pole from front to end.
My fish have been called 'fat' but it is just an even thickness throughout. The teugelsi I have is captive born and eats too much and gets a beer gut. Otherwisethe little bulges are normal
 
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Polyaddict86

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My fish have been called 'fat' but it is just an even thickness throughout. The teugelsi I have is captive born and eats too much and gets a beer gut. Otherwisethe little bulges are normal
Its fat bro, looks like a sausage,lolz
Joke, but its really fat:)
 

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I have wondered about the stomach bulge as well but it was never an issue so I never bother asking. Becareful over feeding since it can cause bloat. Some bichirs are stupid enough to eat way too much.
 
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Some bichirs are stupid enough to eat way too much.
Yep, I dont know why but I have noticed this to be the case a lot more with captive born polys. Not that the wild caughts wont eat a lot but its almost as if the cb just dont have the thing to tell them they are full.
 
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