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PostAuthor: Mx45 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 18:58

Hi everyone, I'm paul I live in ashford kent uk. I've took the plunge and started a mbuna tank with a sump, only problem is some of the fish appear to have sunken bellys ? Any help would be nice :durr

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PostAuthor: trumps » Sat Dec 07, 2013 14:27

Try worming them :good:
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PostAuthor: Rdwh » Tue Dec 10, 2013 02:46

Were they like it when you purchased them or is this something that has progressed over time in your tank?
Do they look healthy otherwise?

When buying from shops, sunken bellies are normal inmost cases as the shops only lightly feed them to save costs on providing food.
Worming is an option but I wouldn't do it yet until you have ruled out these answers
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PostAuthor: Mx45 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 22:00

Many thanks all who contributed, I've tried feeding heavily and worming, they act normal and are all active feeding well but one I can't seem to get rid of sunken belly

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PostAuthor: Rdwh » Sat Dec 21, 2013 17:26

how badly sunken is it
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PostAuthor: Mx45 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 15:26

The belly I'd say is sunken in about 4/5 mm compared to the rest of its tapered length hope this helps

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PostAuthor: matt_harry_harrison » Sun Dec 22, 2013 18:01

Difficult to call, if you have tried worming etc there isn't much more you can do.

Some fish seem to get stressed and loose weight slowly. I have moved them to empty tanks and built them back up only for them to go straight back to skinny when added back to the main tank.

Just keep an eye on them is good advice, you may find shifting the aggressor out may help - if you can work out who it is !

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