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Egg Bound Oranda

Discussion in 'Goldfish Clinic' started by Cheyenne B., Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Cheyenne B.

    Cheyenne B. Well-Known Member

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    Here she is this morning. Still refusing food but is swimming around. Last night she was bottom sitting. Belly still soft and air like.
     
  2. joe

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    forgot to ask, is the fish still pooing? As long as the condition that not worsen that can be considered progress. It sounds like she is improving from last night. Just give her some time. Keep the temps around 80 and stay with the Epsom salt. Fish can go a long time without eating without any harm
     
  3. Cheyenne B.

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    I haven't seen any poop. But she hasn't eaten in two to three days. Same with a person, I suppose. If nothing goes in, nothing comes out.
     
  4. orangecrush

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    I would put some blanched spinach and sloppy rice in her tank and just leave it. After 24 hrs., check for poop.

    Good luck and stay warm and safe, Jim.
     
  5. Cheyenne B.

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    No change today. I left the food in for 24 hours, she hasn't touched any of it that I can tell. Water change is due today, along with the second round of Kanaplex.
     
  6. joe

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    is she still swimming like she was yesterday
     
  7. Cheyenne B.

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    Yes, no change there. She does stop for a bit but nothing new.
     
  8. Cheyenne B.

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    Abdomen doesn't look much different from yesterday's photo to me.
     
  9. joe

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    may be try to reintroduce one of the males with her today, see if breeding occurs.
     
  10. Cheyenne B.

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    I've got Kanaplex in the water, didn't want to introduce anything to another fish. I just think something else is going on... I just don't know what it is.
     
  11. calicomj

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    She still won't eat?
     
  12. Cheyenne B.

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    Nope, nothing. I've tried everything.
     
  13. Ranchu Oranda keeper

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    she could have swim bladder disorder, which can be treated when you raise the temperature
    Since it seems she is constipated ,
    a remedy, which can work within hours, perhaps by countering constipation, is to feed green pea to the affected fish.
     
  14. Cheyenne B.

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    I've had her since July, she isn't floaty. Not even now, swims just fine. And she isn't eating anything. I feed all my fish peas as a treat. I wish it were that simple. And she's in a heated tub.
     
  15. calicomj

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    The user said the fish is swimming fine. She also said the fish will not eat. Swim bladder issues or constipation don't rob a fish of its appetite.

    I believe this fish is sick. Her shape in the recent photos looks like a normal female goldfish to me. Super soft tummy can mean infection but females tend to be quite mushy anyway so it's hard to tell.

    I would begin to add Metro to her current meds as well if you can get it. If this issue isn't water quality related, which from what I've gathered, it's not... Metro is likely to work better.
     
  16. Cheyenne B.

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    Unfortunately, metro isn't carried in my area. I can order it, but Amazon is telling me it wouldn't be here until late next week, if I did. I only had the kanaplex because I treated a fish for dropsy last year. As far as the belly goes, she's been swelling larger the past week. She's not usually this big. I just checked in on her. She got a water change and meds this morning. Though she is still denying food, she seems much more active.
     
  17. shakaho

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    Order Metro, and then go to the pet store and get API General Cure. It contains Metro and Prazi. This is the quickest way to get metro when you don't have a well stocked fish store near you. The Prazi won't harm the fish.
     
  18. Cheyenne B.

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    Okay, will do tomorrow, when the store opens.
     
  19. orangecrush

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    Good to know.
     
  20. orangecrush

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    Good luck on your girl, Jim.
     
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