Tigger Barb fat or carrying eggs

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Tigger Barb fat or carrying eggs

Postby chloe1980 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:55 pm

Hi all,

I have had my tiger barbs for about 3 & 5 months the ones I am concerned about it the tiger (not green or Albion).

I have attached I picture of 2 of my older ones, there scales don't seem to protruding so I am hoping they are carrying eggs rather than dropsy. They seem to be very wide and have a larger abdomen then others. Still very active and always hungry as they always are.

Tank is Planted
95 ltr
0 ammonia,
0 NO 2,
20 NO 3

8 tiger barbs
2 SAE (had for 2 weeks)

I have recently added an additional filter fluval u4 which has increased the flow but I have not removed the older 2 filters, I do 2 water changes a week of 20% as 8 weeks ago I had a NO 3 issue which is ok now but paranoid and I don't want to build after adding the SAE.

Thank you

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Re: Tigger Barb fat or carrying eggs

Postby Carylnz » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:30 am

Where did you attach the pic?
They can get fat with eggs or constipation. Try feeding a squished pea (shell removed) as they love these and if they are constipated it will clear them out.
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