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bloated neon tetra

Discussion in 'Fish' started by lee82, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. lee82

    lee82 New Member

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    Hi guys..im abit concerned as ive come home from work to find one of my neons looking bloated and swimming irraticly and pointing upwards as it swims along...

    Could this be constipation?
     
  2. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Lee, How often do you feed your fish ?Could be Constipation ? Try feeding a crushed up pea:) Read somewhere this works ? Hope all go's well with the little fella :) Do you have other neon's with the same thing or is it just the one?
     
  3. lee82

    lee82 New Member

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    Hi roy,i tend to feed them once every 2/3 days

    He seems fine now,bloatedness all gone and swimming fine now so all goood
     
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  4. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Lee , Best way i only feed every other day or so :) Glad the little is fella ok :cool:
     
  5. lee82

    lee82 New Member

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    Yeh , im glad he survived..was quite concerned.

    Hopefully getting my substrate ,gravel and rocks tmw so hopefully get some mock ups done over weekend,il get some pics up for your opinions mate if thats ok?
     
  6. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Lee, Glad the little feller is ok :) Looking forward to seeing your ideas :cool: But as to design i am still learning from the Experts myself :) I now a little about plants:D But still learning about them too. One thing i have learnt is KIS, Keith taught me that one ;) He is also fantastic at design (y) What we miss he will see :D Plus all the other members with there excellent advice (y) We can only get better at Aquascaping And enjoy our hobby more than ever:DLooking forward to your updates
     
  7. lee82

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    Yeh the KIS is going to be my approach..
    Hopefully something like this...
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    Simple carpet of hairgrass and maybe one or two othe taller plants round the larger stones

    Thats the idea....
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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  9. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Hello Lee

    Welcome to ASW can you fill in your location please, yes I did and a few other aquascapers the KIS method it never fails.

    Always start of slowly and learn as you go and by doing that I guarantee you will enjoy Aquascaping for many years.

    That Aquascape is far from a KIS unless you have an eye for the perfect rock and place it in that perfect position.

    Start off with a simple three rock learn the tricks about that first then start hunting for the rocks for the next tank.

    Bloating could have been Constipation and a squashed cooked pea does work, if you have more Neons keep a good eye on them

    Feeding a small amount every day is always best.

    Take a good water sample to your LFS and get a full test done and ask for results not its all OK

    Keith:):)
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2014

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