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Hey guys, out of my group of 15 demasoni cichlids 3 males got bloat. 1 died already really fast. the others are just sitting at the bottom. Their bellies are swollen so i know its bloat. I only feed them lettuce and spirulina pellets and flakes. I never overfeed either, just enough for about a minute of food. Water parameters are tested and came out perfect.
What can i do to help them? And how to prevent bloat?:confused:
 

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Hey guys, out of my group of 15 demasoni cichlids 3 males got bloat. 1 died already really fast. the others are just sitting at the bottom. Their bellies are swollen so i know its bloat. I only feed them lettuce and spirulina pellets and flakes. I never overfeed either, just enough for about a minute of food. Water parameters are tested and came out perfect.
What can i do to help them? And how to prevent bloat?:confused:
Do you feed all 3 at once? Or just one type of food a day?
 

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Hey guys, out of my group of 15 demasoni cichlids 3 males got bloat. 1 died already really fast. the others are just sitting at the bottom. Their bellies are swollen so i know its bloat. I only feed them lettuce and spirulina pellets and flakes. I never overfeed either, just enough for about a minute of food. Water parameters are tested and came out perfect.
What can i do to help them? And how to prevent bloat?:confused:
Classic symptom of low GH in hardwater fish. If you are not using something already you need to and slowly raise your GH to at least 15. Good luck.
 

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crazy, ive never had that problem and mine eat like pigs, NLS cichlid pellets 30-45 seconds worth 3-4x a day and occasional PE mysis shrimp on the wknds, i do keep my hardness up tho, usually like 8-10 drops with the GH test kit

according to this article, there are a couple effective meds, and epsom salt is a good idea, as well as leaving off the lights so they relax.
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/malawi_bloat.php
also raise your temp to between 80-82 F if it isnt already
 
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