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Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level(Tank) 0

* Nitrite Level(Tank) 0

* Nitrate level(Tank) around 40

* Ammonia Level(Tap) 0

* Nitrite Level(Tap) 0

* Nitrate level(Tap) 40

* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8

* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops

* Water temperature? 23 degrees

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 180g, 9 months at a guess

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 x fx5

* How often do you change the water and how much? Every 5 days, 95%

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days ago, 95%

* How many fish in the tank and their size? 13, between 3 and 7", 2 plecos, some shrimp and snails

* What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime

* What do you feed your fish and how often? Usually 3-4 times a day, recently only a couple of times a day. NLS Thera A, NLS Algaemax, seaweed, bloodworms

* Any new fish added to the tank? No

* Any medications added to the tank? No

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.treated for flukes around 9 months ago. In the 2 years I've had her, this fish has never had any issues

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Vent is enlarged, belly is hard

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Sitting in the plants for a couple of days, does come out to eat and swim around

Black chu has a very hard belly (I can't even really press it), and an enlarged vent. Other than that, she doesn't look swollen, pineconed etc. she's currently in a 10g tub with fresh primed water and an airstone.

I have;

Epsom

Aquarium salt

Metro

Kanaplex

Triple sulfa

Furan-2

Bifuran

Erythromycin

Tetracycline

Probably some other things that I never remember

Thanks guys

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Thanks Aubz :hug these female fish are such a PITA :( hoping she'll be okay tonight, I really need to go to bed but I'm trying to wait for a reply first :no:

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There's some poo in her tub this morning, yes. Looks like there's a bit of sand in it too. Just checked her belly, it's still solid

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Her poop is black (food is green or brown). Looks like it may mostly be sand :rofl she never usually eats sand though - is she rebelling because I've been feeding less recently? :rofl

In all seriousness though, I will fast her and keep you uodated :)

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Fed her today. Haven't seen any sand poop for the last few days, but she's still got a solid belly. Behaving normally, I'm not sure what's going on :idont

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It's not as pink as it was in the first picture, but it still looks a little swollen to me. I'll try to get a picture later :)

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This time of year, and with that asymmetry to her belly, is it possible she could be a little eggbound instead of constipated?

She's absolutelt gorgeous, Lis! I'm sorry she is being a pain for you, however.

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