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Old 05-23-2015, 09:24 PM   #1
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Default how to cure this --- sunken stomach

is it due to quality of water or internal parasites ?


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Good reading...

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Livebearers can come down with sunken belly. Some say that it is the lack of electrolyte in the water. I have cured tanks of swordtails that had the problem by adding a teaspoon of epsom salt to every 5 gallons.
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Default thx, where to buy epsom salt?

any info to buy Epsom? I actually heard this salt long time before from a local hobbyist.
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Epsom salts are available at any drug store - on the shelf, not over the counter
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I will try, and just realized I did have Epsom salt, but it is from Costco and I use it as bath salt..lol...serious....I have been using it as bath salt. not sure we are talk about the same salt.
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Yes same stuff
Just make sure that there are no "extra" ingredients like fragrance, etc

Check out this thread
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/v...c.php?t=205685
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Epsom salt is all the same as long as there are no additives.
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Hello Bwhiskered,
I only keep swordtails and I now have fish with sunken bellies. I have had to get rid of 4 fish over the past 3 days. Can you please advise if I need to add anything more than Epsom salt and also do I treat the entire tank
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