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One of my newt baby is sick. Its stomach is swelling. It can still move and eat moina.
Is there any way to cure this baby?
 

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Not sure, but it looks like fluid retention, I don't think there's a lot you can do other than wait and see what happens, It may rectify itself, it might not. Newts lay hundreds of eggs and unfortunately not all of them can thrive. I've seen it myself where apparently healthy larvae and new morphs develop strange problems or stop eating etc, although it can be upsetting I just put it down to nature weeding out the genetically weak individuals for the good of the species.
 

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Not sure, but it looks like fluid retention, I don't think there's a lot you can do other than wait and see what happens, It may rectify itself, it might not. Newts lay hundreds of eggs and unfortunately not all of them can thrive. I've seen it myself where apparently healthy larvae and new morphs develop strange problems or stop eating etc, although it can be upsetting I just put it down to nature weeding out the genetically weak individuals for the good of the species.
Looks like bloat or fluid retention, I agree. Not much you can do for it if it's genetic.
 

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Thank you for your reply.
I took them to another aquarium and added some methylene blue, hoping its some kind of bacteria infection.
If it's genetic this is useless.
I found a Japanese researcher saying fluid retention is due to high temperature or cardiatelia.
I didn't make them live in hot water, so may be they are cardiatelia.
 
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