Blenny Bloat Death....

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    Jenna09

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    Hi Everyone

    My Blenny passed away about 2 years ago now and I had him for probably 2 years. He started off looking normal and then he started to get bloated and by the time he died he looked like this :shock:

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    Yes that is a Canadian quarter.

    He lived this large for 5-6 months, he could no longer fit into his favourite spot in the rocks but he found a new home in a larger hole. Otherwise he acted totally normal until his death; ate great and was able to swim around fine.

    Any ideas what would cause this? I noticed my new bi-colour blenny having a little pooch in his tummy area and I am fearful that he may have the same thing!

    Any advice on what might have caused this and if I can prevent it with my new blenny would be great.

    Thanks
    Jenna
     
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    bjohanson1234 .........

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    never seen anything like that!!!!

    possible intestnal parasite?

    That is the only thing off the top of my head that might fit.
     
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    And I didn't leave him in the tank for days or anything and he bloated when he died...he looked like this for months!

    I was wondering about a parasite or worms or something like that to!

    Jenna
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Wow!! That is crazy! I don't know what that is -- maybe a swim bladder infection or dropsy, a bacterial infection (do a google image search for dropsy).

    I would send an email with that pic to the Wet Web Media guys. They are geniuses.
     
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    bjohanson1234 .........

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    And let us know what they say!!!!
     
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    I have emailed them!

    I will let you know what they say.

    Thanks
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I edited my post above... Maybe it will help.
     
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    Response from Wet Web Media Guys:

    Interesting....

    Jenna
     
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    Ogaawd

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    wow! cut back on the brewskies! its a little too well shaped to be a tumor, guess you didn't do a necropsy? I never have the heart to
     
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    No I didn't do a necropsy but I still have him in the freezer...morbid:shock: but I want to bury him and my other fish and I haven't found the right location. I can't flush them like freshwater fish because they are more personal.

    Jenna

    Ps they are in s freezer that holds rodents for my snakes lol
     
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    yeah, I make no distinctions, mine can go in the people fridge
     
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    wow thats a FAT fish
     
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