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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Enlarged rib cage?   Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:46 pm

Well, if you've read my last post on my 50 Gallon Showcase thread, you know my little tailspot blenny is gone. Up until his disappearance (and assumed death), he seemed to be swimming and eating like normal. It's possible he died from old age; he was the biggest tailspot I've ever seen. It's also possible an emerald crab or something grabbed him, I suppose. However, I noticed in the past week and a half that it looked like his rib cage was showing. Not showing as in he was emaciated (as I said he was eating fine), but it looked like his rib cage was enlarged. I'm by no means an expert on fish diseases, and was wondering if anyone knew of a fish disease in which the rib cage might enlarge. A similar thing happened to my dog a few years back. She had an enlarged heart and her ribs got like this before she died. My other fish seem fine, so I'm not concerned. I just would like to know if Waldo maybe had a disease of some sort...

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PostSubject: Re: Enlarged rib cage?   Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:45 pm

Not bloat/dropsy?

I've heard diet can be an issue with blennies, if they don't get enough greens they stop up and eventually die from internal blockage! But I think that would just cause the belly/gut to enlarge, again not effecting the ribcage much

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PostSubject: Re: Enlarged rib cage?   Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:58 pm

No his scales weren't ruffled, it didn't look like dropsy bloating, just rib cage expansion. I know it sounds weird. I hadn't heard that about blennies getting stopped up w/o enough greens. I did feed Waldo plenty of greens, though. I switch my foods between brine, mysis, squid, and greens everyday to give the fish something fresh.

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PostSubject: Re: Enlarged rib cage?   Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:45 pm

Mmmm no other guesses? Question

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