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Sick Dojo

Posted By: Rick
Date: Wednesday, 6 December 2000, at 1:52 a.m.

One of my dojos is obviously sick and since this is without a doubt the best resource for loach keepers on the web, I'm hoping that somebody will be able to help me. He's got a bulge in his abdomen just behind his pec. fins and a depressed area right above it. He makes frequent trips to the surface to gulp air, and farts at the same time. He has a hard time sitting level on the sand, his tail section always seems to float up to a 45 deg. angle, with his head remaining on the substrate. None of this seems to bother him, he's eating good and active. I have 2 other dojos with him and 3 female bettas, nobody else seems to be sick. Any help would be appreciated!

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