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Denison Barb Prolapsed Anus?

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by TucanSam, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. TucanSam

    TucanSam New Member

    Dec 16, 2018
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    I've been having a go at it with these barbs, but am unsure what this is. I didn't think it looks like a parasite, but am unsure what a prolapsed anus appears like. Any help would be great!

    Tank size: 125g
    pH: 7.8
    ammonia: 0
    nitrite: 0
    nitrate: 20
    kH: Unknown
    gH: Unknown
    tank temp: 77-79 on temp controller

    Fish Symptoms (include full description including lesion, color, location, fish behavior): White and red fleshy protrusion from near anal fin vent

    Volume and Frequency of water changes: 30-40% every week

    Chemical Additives or Media in your tank: Seachem Purigen bags, lavarock and various biomedia

    Tank inhabitants: 8 Silver Dollars, 7 Denison Barbs, 8 yo-Yo loaches, 1 L022 pleco, 1 dwarf gourami, 2 small snails

    Recent additions to your tank (living or decoration): 2 Denison barbs about 2 weeks ago (after quarantine. Unsure if this is one of them)

    Exposure to chemicals: None

    Digital photo (include if possible):
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  2. Colin_T

    Colin_T Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    Perth, WA
    It's either a really big pink poop or it's the fish intestine that has pushed out of its butt.

    How long has it been like that?
    Does it fall off the fish or just hang there continuously?
    Is the fish still eating?
  3. TucanSam

    TucanSam New Member

    Dec 16, 2018
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    Hey Colin,

    I just noticed this last night and it doesn't seem to have fallen off yet. Just hanging there continuously. When I managed to net him up into a bowl for that picture it didn't come off either.

    For the most part he seems to be acting normal: he's schooling with the others and eating food when fed.


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