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    Default bloating in cichlids.

    would anyone care to post some pictures of bloated cichlids. My red top ice blue might possibly be bloating a bit he is getting fatter under the mouth

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    Is the fish eating and acting normal and eating normal? Could it possibly be holding?

    Swelling of the abdomen is a symptom in the later stages of bloat, and it should happen in abdomen, not under the mouth. I have only had one fish with bloat, I started treating him because he wasnt eating and had white stringy feces. He didnt look bloated until 3-4 days after I started treatment, he died a day after he started to become physically bloated.

    Here is a good article on bloat-
    http://cichlid-forum.com/articles/malawi_bloat.php
    Last edited by BarroomHero; 02-18-2009 at 09:51 AM.

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