Sunken belly Bolivian Ram

SuperCartman

Hi, I have my ram in my 10g hospital. Two weeks ago I pulled him out of my main tank when I saw his belly being sunk in.
It is still sunk in, this is what I have done so far with no success.

I've been feeding him peas/zucchini and pebbles.

water parameters
ammonia = 0
nitrite = 0
nitrate - 5ppm

Week 1: Treated aquarium with primafix...nothing changed but his colors are beautiful and aside from his belly seems healthy.
Week 2: Treated aquarium with melafix and added alder cones .....still nothing has changed.

What should I do here?
He seems to be eating, has energy and I just don't know what else to do.

Thanks
 

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FinalFins

Hows the poop? Eating fine but sunken belly seems like internal parasites
 
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GlennO

What are the 'pebbles' you refer to?
 
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SuperCartman

Hows the poop? Eating fine but sunken belly seems like internal parasites
nutrafin bug bites for small fish
 
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SuperCartman

Hows the poop? Eating fine but sunken belly seems like internal parasites
I have actually not payed attention to that....I will start now and report back.

I also assumed internal parasites which is why I did the melafix/primafix/alder cone treatment.
 
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GlennO

I'd suggest a proper de-wormer, one that is praziquantel or levamisole based.

Bug bites are good but you could add variety such as some frozen foods.
 
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SuperCartman

I'd suggest a proper de-wormer, one that is praziquantel or levamisole based.

Bug bites are good but you could add variety such as some frozen foods.
I generally feed them a wide variety of food, blood worms, brine shrimp, peas, flakes and zucchini. Since they have been in the hospital I've kept it to the bug pellets and peas.
 
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GlennO

I generally feed them a wide variety of food, blood worms, brine shrimp, peas, flakes and zucchini. Since they have been in the hospital I've kept it to the bug pellets and peas.

No problem. Wouldn't hurt to expand the hospital menu.
 
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AquaticQueen

Is he doing any better? I am praying for your fish.
 
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SuperCartman

Is he doing any better? I am praying for your fish.

Sadly no, passed away this morning.
So strange I treated him, he looked fine but just was never gaining weight....

And I had just gotten him a GF not too long ago (she was quarantined before going in the main tank)

I am looking into other treatments now for future issues like this.

Thanks for checking up
 
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AquaticQueen

Sadly no, passed away this morning.
So strange I treated him, he looked fine but just was never gaining weight....

And I had just gotten him a GF not too long ago (she was quarantined before going in the main tank)

I am looking into other treatments now for future issues like this.

Thanks for checking up
I am so sorry!
 
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