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    Blennie question

    My Blennie (Née:Wally) was getting rather fat within a month of purchase.
    The last (3) weeks he got so fat that he was called "homer" for a while there!!! He had a massive bloated stomach, and would occasionally scratch.
    I kept an eye on him and the other fish to ensure no spreading of diseases.
    I thought that maybe he had dropsy and ich.
    Then yesterday I wake to find a trim and taunt Wally. the stomach was gone and no more scratching.....
    Now I'm thinking he/she was pregnant.
    Is it possible that Wally is indeed a Walleena?
    Any ideas on what this was, and what may have caused this over inflated stomach?
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    What type of blenny is she? did you say you had a pair? if not when did you purchase her?

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    He/she is a lawn-mower blennie.
    Here's a pic of her/him when rather ummmm 'chubby?'
    I had her/him for about 2 months max, maybe less, will have to look into the log book to find out the exact time frame..
    He/she lives alone, in my aquarium.
    http://aquariacanada.com/PhotoPost/s....php?photo=925
    She was very, very territorial in the last few weeks, and fought with everyone, to the point of being a nuisance. Since the 'crash diet' she's settled down and the fighting has ceased.
    If she's laid eggs then they would only be a day or two old.
    The books say they defend their eggs. But I've not been at home to see.
    If she has laid eggs then I'll see what I can do.
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    I have no idea what the gestational period would be for these guys but it would seem a long time IMO for her to have been pregnant.

    Perhaps look into what the gestational period is? That is weird

    She does look fat in that picture, are you sure that perhaps it's just that she doesn't have any of her *preferred* algae left?

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    I feed it Nori sheets and it eats absolutely everything, from flake to frozen and is waiting in the food corner with Maurice Green (anthia) every day.
    I know they lay eggs but can't find info on the gestational period as of yet. And it is an unusually long time.
    Could it have been constipation?????
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    Fish can get constipated, she was pretty fat and I've never seen a picture of a constipated fish so I can't say how big they get.
    How long was she fat like that? and did she eat when she was fat? because a sign of a fish being constipated is they lack appetite.
    Maybe she did lay eggs if the gestational period is long enough in this breed!?

    ps You may want to go to RC and post this in either the Reef Fishies forum or Reef Breeding forum, with the picture. I've looked around and couldn't find any information on gestational periods of this breed of fish.(let alone any other than cardinal which are completely different)

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    Thanks
    He/she/it is fat again....Maybe it's 'doing it' with the coral beauty..:blush:
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    Originally posted by tiffany
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    He/she/it is fat again....Maybe it's 'doing it' with the coral beauty..:blush:
    LOL that's would be some kind of fish......

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    The babies/morphs would be 'interesting to see!!!'
    I asked on RC and no-one has any ideas iether...
    Maybe he's just predisposed to being overweight????
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