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Old 12-29-2012, 05:56 AM   #1
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Default Pleco's front end is rising up???

Hi,
My plecos front end is rising up, and that's how my Raphael catfish died. This isn't normal is it?
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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I had a bristlenose a while back that had air in it/bloat, bobbed at the water surface and swelled to the point that even the ?anus was pointed outwards and the poor thing looked transparent.

I tried peas for constipation, epsom salt...nothing ended up working and I ended up losing him.

Hoping this isn't the case with yours.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
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Start with peas. Feed frozen shelled peas- blanch them and make them all nice and mushy. Don't feed canned peas- those have salt.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:12 AM   #4
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Um, how do you blanch them?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:04 PM   #5
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bring to boil and then quickly remove and place in ice bath (ice water).
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