Snowflake eel has bulge about halfway down body

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Hello everyone hopefully someone will have some insight.. the last time he ate was wed of last week.. he came out to eat the other night but wouldn't take any food. Today he is out and I noticed his bulging belly.. his last meal was silverfish. Any input is greatly appreciated..

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Na... only tank mates are trigger and a puffer.. and they are fine.
 

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My previous eel had same thing. Died about three days later. Is the eel breathing normally. My lfs couldn't explain what happened and said snowflakes eels are very hardy and prone to alot of diseases.
 
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I guess this is a new bulge and not just a really well fed eel? Does it act distressed or different in any way? How long have you had it?
Had him since october . Yes its a new bulge .. he is moving around the tank.. breathing seems a lil bit labored. But no intrest in food ..
 
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Had him since october . Yes its a new bulge .. he is moving around the tank.. breathing seems a lil bit labored. But no intrest in food ..
I do have a qt set up.but no seems to be bothering him so I dont want to add any unneeded stress
 
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My previous eel had same thing. Died about three days later. Is the eel breathing normally. My lfs couldn't explain what happened and said snowflakes eels are very hardy and prone to alot of diseases.
He seems to have a wierd twitch when he is breathing... my LFS had no input ethier.
 

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