Red Cap Oranda Full Of Eggs And "sick"?

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by Cuqui, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. CuquiNew MemberMember

    IMG_8335.JPGIMG_8336.JPGIMG_8337.JPGIMG_8338.JPGIMG_8335.JPGIMG_8336.JPGIMG_8337.JPGIMG_8338.JPGIMG_8337.JPG Hello all!
    I am living a "baby boom" at home this Spring and as this never happened to me before I am LOST!

    I posted recently about my Goldfish tank having a weird smell and all that, which I'm fixing.

    This morning I noticed my Red Cap Oranda acting weird. She was too calm and looked like she was "too weak" to swim, like letting her body go and then remembering she needs to stay belly down.

    Scared because I thought she might be getting sick because of the water (all levels are fine but I didn't know what to do) I took her with my hands and the help of a soft net and... She released LOTS of eggs all over my hand, water, net... everywhere! :eek:

    My question is: Do they happen to feel and act weird when they IMG_8335.JPGIMG_8336.JPGIMG_8337.JPGIMG_8338.JPG pregnant?
    I am taking care of one accidental Goldfish fry already. No clue who laid those eggs.

    They seem to keep breeding!

    Is this ok? Healthy? Fine?
    I swear that in around 30 years having fish, never had such baby boom.

    (I did also find out last Friday that there are tiny baby Cory Carfish in one of my tanks, what the heck!:woot:)
  2. Iverg1Well Known MemberMember

    Correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t the eggs supposed to be white? Maybe the eggs aren’t fertilized. I think I know why she was forgetting to swim. Normally the male help the female give birth by chasing her around and pressing on her side
  3. CuquiNew MemberMember

    I've got no clue. They look white under water.
    But what you say makes total sense.
    I don't know which one is the male here, I just know that the only possible males are half the size of my Oranda.
    I am raising a Goldfish fry already, found the tank full of eggs. Just no clue about who laid them.

    Geez, I feel horrible. There must be something I can do.
  4. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

  5. CuquiNew MemberMember

    Oops sorry :oops:

    50G tank, and 3 Ryukins. One big lemon girl, one medium sized male (saw him chasing the lemon one like crazy 2 months ago so I think they are male and female) and another medium sized Ryukin which sex is unknown.
    Then some Corys and Bumblebee.
    Temperature 70-72

    The fatties
  6. CuquiNew MemberMember

    My goodness, parameters are PH 7.5
    Ammonia and Nitrites =0
    Nitrates almost untraceable.

    I am actually doing partial water changes and gravel vacuum daily because of a problem I'm having with foul smells.
    And I'm already raising babies from these guys which I don't have a clue what will they look like.

    Like I said when I posted about my accidental fry... If I tried breeding them on purpose it would not happen.
  7. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    It seems like you're doing everything right. She may have been lethargic from being full of eggs - is she acting more normally now, afterwards?