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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-11-2008, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
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hi i was woundering if u could help me i have a albino shark and a red tail shark since i pit the albino shark in my tank the red tail's belly has really swollen and i was woundering if she could be pregnant?
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Are the scales of the fish sticking out? Fish dont get pregnant how mammals do..female fish have rounded bellies when they are gravid, or full of eggs- the eggs are not fertilized, they get fertilized outside the female body when they are released near a male that will then fertilize them by releasing his sperm

If this fish has a very noticeably swollen belly, I would not add any other fish until you knew that this female was not sick or constipated.

Also, these fish are aggressive towards each other and any fish that resembles their shape, so whether it is a red tail shark or its albino version, one is enough for that tank, otherwise you will witness severe aggression, and one of them will end up wanting to jump out of the tank

How big of a tank do you have by the way? How often do you do water changes? Do you add dechlorinator? What temperature is the tank set to? What are your water readings? Do you check your water readings often? And lastly, what are all the inhabitants of that tank?
If you can help answer these questions, then we can get a better understanding of your situation and can help you better.


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