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Swollen and Lathergic


New Member
5 Year Member
I have a female Apisto Fire Red that all of a sudden stopped swimming around. After two days she just hid in a cave. No male in the tank. This morning she was out of the cave but in a corner on the floor. She still looks swollen and she turned whiter. What could cause this. pH 6.5, No Ammonia, no NO2, very low NO3, low TDS.



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5 Year Member
Body swelling often indicates kidney failure, which could be from bacterial infection or other causes.