Is My Albino Cory Cafish Fat Or Is Something Else Going On?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Corib, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. C

    Corib New Member Member

    IMG_1349.JPG IMG_1349.JPG Hi!

    New to fishlore and have some questions about my Albino Cory Catfish. The tank is 15 gallons. With 3 Albino corys and one neon blue dwarf gourami. PH 7, KH 80, GH 120, Niteite 0, Nitrate 20 and temperature 75. All the fish look happy and healthy but my one Albino Cory is very large and in charge! Her coloring (I am assuming it is a her due to her size and other sexing attributes I've read about) is normal, barbs are healthy, acts like all the other fish and has a hardy appetite but her stomach is very large and round. I've attached photos that hopefully show how large she is. The other two look the same as when they entered the tank (2 months ago). We have added peas to their diet to encourage a healthy diet and not have constipation. Would love any feed back on why she is so large? Is she just a fatty or is something wrong?
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2017
  2. grantm91

    grantm91 Fishlore VIP Member

    Mine did this exact the same i panicked too i just didnt feed them for a day and it went. Do you feed the hard sinking pellets?
     
  3. OP
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    Corib New Member Member

    I feed them Hikari sinking wafers. Just back off feeding for a day and your little guys went back to normal?
     
  4. _IceFyre_

    _IceFyre_ Well Known Member Member

    She could be constipated, you could try feeding her a bit of deshelled pea to help clear any blockages.
     
  5. guppymutts

    guppymutts Valued Member Member

    If it doesn't go Away after a day of not feeding, give them some peas. Peas are MAGICAL!
     
  6. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Though she is quite chunky I think she is quite allright. These little pigs will eat any left overs hahaha. Besides of that some show a bigger breastbone what makes them to stay more upwards.
     
  7. grantm91

    grantm91 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes, sorry for the late reply but yes the exact same except mine was abit younger but its swelling was even worse i could seen the brown pellet it mannaged to swallow whole for some reason but it just passed i tried a bit of pea the fish didnt take it i just didnt feed and it went back down the fish never even changed behavior wise tgrough it. Mine looked alot moor concerning i wish i had a pic.
     




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