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  1. Hi guys i have bought a Calico Fantail that is big size (obvious it is an adult). The fish was recently received at the fish store and have bought it straightforward so it might be stressed and had Ich, but, does not show any other signs of sickness, fins are in excellent condition and scales are not raised, so i don't think it has dropsy. After 12 hours, Ich seemed to have disappeared (thanks to the aquarium salt). ALSO NOTE: The other goldfish at the pet shop had ripped fins, Ich and some had really raised scales (dropsy). When i placed it in the quarantine tank (which i have established for many months now with filter and air pump) i noticed the fish had a swollen belly on the right side (near where the tail starts, not on the middle of the fish). Also note my quarantine tank has Aquarium salt and PraziPro and was Tested with API kit which showed: PH level 7.9, Ammonia 0ppm, Nitrate 0ppm, Nitrate 15ppm I have made some research and have found that swollen belly could be one of the following: - Dropsy (i don't think so because my fish is very active and has a big appetite and scales ARE NOT raised) - Internal parasites - Tumour (it doesn't look like a lump but i am not that experienced to know) - Liver problem - Egg bound (please have in mind the temperature here the last 7 days has suddenly changed from 28 Celsius to 20 Celsius and barometer also decreased and was in a bag with lots of other goldfish for many days until it was transferred to the pet shop) - Birth deformity I will try and take a photo and post a link in a few hours. Also, I will not feed it for 3 days. If it is egg bound should i put one of my male goldfish? (i know which ones are males because i had them breed and i already raised goldfish babies) Or, should i try pushing the eggs out myself (which i have no idea how to do). Can you guys advice me further, please Thanks in advance, Spyro
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