Update: Now We're Bloated :(

tunafax

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Every time I get a new goldie, I swear... :banghead:


After beating columnaris my new goldie developed a bloat for the last few days. This fish has been bottom sitting a lot ever since I got it, but bloat is relatively new. When eating, it also parks on the bottom and chews for a few minutes, 1 pallet at a time.


Bloat feels very soft.

I hope it's a constipated boy and not an eggbound girl cause I have no idea how to deal with the latter. :nailbiting: Forgot to mention the butt looks like s/he laid eggs though, but never seen any eggs and don't think they were eaten.

In epsom salt bath now.

Any ideas?
 

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Ok now I'm thinking she wants to spawn.

But at the same time she's bottom-sitting and still 10 days away from completing her QT so IDK.

Should I drop a male in there...
 

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tunafax said:
Ok now I'm thinking she wants to spawn.

But at the same time she's bottom-sitting and still 10 days away from completing her QT so IDK.

Should I drop a male in there...
Hmm...what will you do with the eggs if she does decide to spawn? Also she may still have something so you could be endangering a second goldfish. It’s something you have to think on...
 

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They are tough fish they get bloated alot. Lots of greens (if not nothing but greens) and if you do use pellets, soak them first from now on.
 
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