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    Default Sick discus bloated belly looking for advice

    217FDAD6-3088-4759-BC14-2DFD46C5152C.jpg1C392BCA-EF23-4A1A-B46F-0D2EB930436B.jpgI recently posted about jumbo discus pointing downward. It looks like his stomach is swollen now. Trying Epsom salt and amoxicillin. I really don’t want to over medicate. Can someone advise?
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    Default Re: Sick discus bloated belly looking for advice

    Hi Trye, I have found with a swollen belly it is either a blockage or an internal bacteria infection. Other then to move it to a hospital tank you seem to have both covered. It is my understanding that meds are not as effective in a planted tank.

    Epsom salts will generally clear a blockage within about 24 hours. An internal bacteria infection will take longer and quite often treatment is not successful. Hope this works out for you.
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    Thanks Pat. So are you saying if it’s internal bacterial he will most likely die? Tom.

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