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Nidge

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This is the second time in two weeks that i have noticed this hanging out of my BP.
It looks like its coming out of its anus. Do any of you guys know what it is?

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Hi,

I have also seen this recently in a couple of my female Platties. They look very pregnant, but I never see any fry. Just notice them looking like this for a few days !

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I should add that this fish is currently showing mating behavour, I have read that this could be an Ovipositor which can show before spawning takes place but im not sure they are the same thing :dunno:
 

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Have no experience myself.............but googled it for the hell of it.......

came up with this on parrotcichlid.com

Prolapsed Rectum? (Ovipositor)

Posted by ParrotCichlidGirl on: Thursday 13 May @ 07:15:17 (Read: 146)
KY writes: "Hello,
I have 2 BP's and the female seems to have what looks like a prolapsed rectum. There is a bubble like skin hanging out of her rectum (butt).

Has anyone seen anything like this and if so, how have you treated it or can you?

KY

Note from ParrotCichlidGirl - this is most likely her ovipositor. She may lay eggs soon, but that doesn't always happen. It doesn't need any treatment - as long as you see her pooping normally. It is close to the rectum but is NOT the same thing.

If that helps at all............ ;)
 
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Thanks Ava_Banana,
After many hours looking at this fish last night and getting lots of other info off other forums i still dont know what it is.

It ended up looking like this late last night and today its completely back to normal :dunno:

Others thought that it might be a calapsed rectum or some sort of worm. I think its something to do with its reproductive organs as the fish has been doing everything that a BP should do during mating.



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Hi james04,
Was the tube as long as that one or was it much smaller?. Alot of people have said its way to big to be an egg tube.
 
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The fish has been fine since but im still baffled about what it was
Here are some more pictures

I didnt resize these as i wanted to show detail

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it looks like terrable constipation.
Give it some laxatives and it will be fine.
Only jokeing.
It looks like some kind of parasite. Try looking on google.

James
 

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maybe its the egg tube???

shows what i know...... :lol:


well good luck with it anyways :nod:


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