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Is My Cuckoo Pregnant?
September 12, 2008
10:55 pm
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shona08
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[Image Can Not Be Found] hi im new to this site and was hoping for some help, i have seven cuckoo catfish and ive noticed that one of the females has got a very bloated tummy and she's gone darker in colour to the rest, she's also become quite aggresive towards the others and is defending one area of the tank, is this normal behaviour or is she pregnant, or is there something else wrong, could anyone help please?

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September 12, 2008
11:20 pm
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Richy
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Hi Shona, most Syno's are territorial anyway so it may be that. I don't know anything about pregnant syno's so can't help you out there /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />
How big is your tank as 7 is alot.
Great pics of a lovely fish /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
I used to have a syne angelicus and it was VERY territorial but it was against a 10" L24 cactus plec and he always won /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

September 12, 2008
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Hi Shona, welcome to the site. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Your Syno could be gravid i.e. full of eggs (fish don't really get pregnant as such and I'm a bit of a geek for this stuff /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> ) or it could have something wrong with it internally. Another option could be that it's the dominant fish in the group and is stealing all the food so is getting fat! Have you noticed that fish becoming more aggressive at feeding time and do you always put the food in the tank at the same place? How long have you had the fish? How big is it? Sorry for all the questions but it'll help us make a more accurate diagnosis for you. /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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