Why Rosy barbs are swollen?

Mickiemas

Who's is my female Rosy barbs this swollen. It's not eggs so what could cause it to swell up this much? I have 6 others and they are ok.
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WhiskeyGinger

How sure are you shes not pregnant?
 

CichlidJynx

Who's is my female Rosy barbs this swollen. It's not eggs so what could cause it to swell up this much? I have 6 others and they are ok.
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She looks pretty gravid, I’ve never personally kept them so I could be wrong
 

kallililly1973

Definitely looks pregnant unless she’s the first one to the top for feeding time and could b bloated... maybe try to fast them for a day or two... keep an eye on her to see if she has any bowel movements. If not then maybe try a deshelled pea
 

CichlidJynx

Spirulina foods will also help with bowel movements
 

Mickiemas

No she's not gravid. I bread them out last week and even then nine of them were this swollen. She's still swimming around but not as active as the others. If you notice all of her is swollen not just her belly area
 

CichlidJynx

No she's not gravid. I bread them out last week and even then nine of them were this swollen. She's still swimming around but not as active as the others. If you notice all of her is swollen not just her belly area
How is she when you feed? Is she quick to eat or very lethargic?
 

Mickiemas

How is she when you feed? Is she quick to eat or very lethargic?
I haven't fed her since I only noticed today
 

chromedome52

The body color does look a little pale. At first glance I also thought she was just full of eggs, but with a closer look I could see the problem you speak of. It also looks like the scales might be starting to stick out a bit, perhaps pineconing. I would isolate for certain, just to be safe. It could simply be bloating, or it could be internal parasites, either one causing Dropsy (which is a symptom, not a disease in itself).
 

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