View Full Version : Illness/Sickness: Puffy mouth and throat?

22nd July 2008, 07:04
My beautiful Leui is on holiday at my friends house to be fattened up a bit more. She's been there since last Wednesday and was eating well until yesterday. Food includes bloodworms, black worms, earth worms and pellets. Apparently she just stopped eating after a water change. The tank isn't cycled, we know that, but she's been getting 100% water changes everyday in order to minimise ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels. Today I was unfortunately informed that her mouth and throat has become so inflamed and puffy that she can't close her mouth. What could be the cause of this? I'll have pictures up as soon as I obtain some.

22nd July 2008, 10:05


22nd July 2008, 10:24
Oh my... she died :cry: Apparently she is dead in those pictures. My friend hadnt noticed. When she did notice though, her mouth had completely swelled until it closed and since she has few gills... she suffocated.

22nd July 2008, 10:26
Sheryl, that's too bad. I'm sorry for your loss.

22nd July 2008, 11:32
I'm so sorry to hear that, Kerry.