Are peacock gudgeons supposed to be fat?

Nianichole

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Hi all, I have a male/female pair of peacock gudgeons in quarantine. I've had them for 5 days. I've noticed they are rather rotund. I'm not sure if this is normal, or if there's a bloat issue I should be concerned about. I've never kept gudgeons and I want to avoid any losses.

I've been feeding flake food and sinking pellets crumbled up.

I tried to take pictures, but they didn't turn out so great. I've attached them anyway.

Thanks!
 

skar

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Yes.
I have a young one with a flake gut as well.
 

Freshfishguy

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That looks totally fine. If you’re worried at all, you can feed frozen daphnia or cyclops to help clear them out.
 

Betta'sAnonymous

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The females have a naturally round belly to begin with.
 
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Nianichole

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Thanks everyone!
 

veggieshark

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This is mine. They are supposed be round. They are relatives of gobies.
 

ferg42995

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I thought mine was pregnant for the longest time. Then after months of being pregnant, I decided she is not an elephant and should not STILL be pregnant so must just be plump!
 
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Nianichole

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ferg42995 said:
I thought mine was pregnant for the longest time. Then after months of being pregnant, I decided she is not an elephant and should not STILL be pregnant so must just be plump!
Hahaha, good to know!

They are pretty cute being chubby. I'm glad it's normal.
 

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