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Old 2nd January 2019   #1
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Default Help I have no idea what is wrong!

I recently went to Mexico for a week and left my two axies with a family friend to watch them. When I returned my 6 month old male leaucistic was absolutely gigantic. Iíve never had any problems before their water quality is pristine and I left clear guidelines on feeding them (two worms every other day) and cleaning the tank. The tank is at a constant 18 Celsius. Iím going to try fridging him tomorrow and see if that helps although Iím not sure what could cause the problem since I have a pretty fine sand substrate. His tail is slightly lifted which give me the impression he could have some blockage going on. His gills are also slightly curled and heís been refusing to eat for about 5 days now. (Photo attached to prove he is male so pregnancy is out of the question)
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Old 4th January 2019   #2
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That looks like bloat, I suggest seeing a vet.



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Old 22nd January 2019   #3
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How is this axie doing now?



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