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Bloat aka Malawi bloat is a condition that affects mbuna fed too much protein. I don't know all the specifics of it but it has to do with their intestines not being able to properly digest all the protein which then gets stuck giving them a 'bloated' appearance.


It is almost always fatal. You could try immediately switching to a low protein diet like spirulina flakes and feeding lightly cooked shelled peas which are supposed to be like a natural laxative.

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