More on possible causes will be discussed below. Hexamita or Hexamatiasis also exists as a low level infection of the intestines. It recently started to spread a bit more. They form cream-colored to yellow colonies on solid media. However, the photo you provided does resemble photos I have seen of "suspected prolapsed rectum" cat you've already done some research yourself and the salt bath is one solution, if the fish doesn't get any better then you really don't have anything to lose do you? Did a large water change with no apparent help. For the first 24 hours "Sting" was again bloated, but only around the belly and anus not like when he had the Bloat which I figured to be normal since I had just pushed his guts back inside.
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I can't figure out what the problem is but it must be something with the water. If the anus is prolapsed sexiing them by venting is harder, as the anus is not only extended but enlarged. He needs time to heal. He was twichting a bit too Many features may not work properly without it.
Red swollen anus - CRAZY CICHLID KEEPERS FORUM
I did check the dates and they are fine the kit I was using for nitrates expires If you don't remember my last email, I had said that my champ has been sick for about 6 months and I haven't been able to figure out what it is. This is probably responsible for the fish's lack of appetite. This is where most people tend to disagree when it comes to discussing Bloat. Do you already have an account? Isolate from other fish they will pick on her in clean water and watch and wait.
If, on the other hand, your infected fish has retained its apetite, you can easily administer this drug with its food. Someone suggested it may be callamanus worms The vent does not appear to be inflamed, but no fecal matter can be expressed completely, and is dragged around like a long slimey string. In my experience, Metronidazole has only been effective at stopping the spread of the disease and not at curing fish already displaying symptoms. He is breathing very heavily but as mentioned I don't think it's lack of oxygen, the tank is very well filtered, and he doesn't come to the surface as I would expect he would. So, I hope the the food is just fine.