Has anyone had the same problem? I have a 7 year old parrot cichlid which has been a great fish for us entertaining and endearing it's self with her owners and company over the period. Now however she has a problem. Despite looking and behaving well she have a swelling hanging down at the egg tube area outside the body which has a blood/ flesh type appearance. I thought it might be a blockage and have stopped feed for the time being. Is it a Hernia or maybe a prolapse of the rectum and can anything be done? Should I treat it as a blockage and treat with epsum salts; is it ok to start feeding lightly with blood worm? See photos. She is in a 150ltr tank ph 7 nitrite 0 nitrate o temp 80deg. Yesterday I noticed a blood streak in the tail. Glad for any help I'd like to keep her for a few more years if possible.
Under magnification it may be that the sack hanging down is just that;an egg sack? do the eggs normally have a sack which would open when sporing, any one know?