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Katalyst

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So this morning one of my new fish layed eggs a few times, about a half an hour ago she was flipping and just unable to move much. She attempts to right herself, I have a heater in her tank. I read some eggbound threads and sure enough when I placed my hand around her extemely gently some eggs came out not many at all. Her belly is still extremely swollen but I didn't want to keep pressing on her for fear or organ damage.

Help!

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Kat heating the tank to 80F is good, make sure there is alot of oxygen in the tank.

Treating the fish like it has dropsy is a good treatment. Maracyn 2 followed by Maracyn 1. And epsom salt. 1/8 tsp per 5 gallons of water is the dose for that.

I am on my way out the door, hopefully you can get things started. I may not be back on tonight, but will check tomorrow.

Hope things turn around for you, this can be heartbreaking.

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Thanks Laurie...

I had the temp up to about 78, had added the epsom salts and more eggs came. She seemed much better I waited around for a bit and she was swimming around well enough. Ran out for maracyn's and when I returned she was gone.

Thank you for your help...

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:cry1 Kate,I'm really sorry that you lost your girl. :heart I've recently lost a few due to the same thing,and it's gotten me to where I wish I didn't have any girls. :( It's so frightning,and it happens so fast. I'm sorry Hun. :heart
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Thanks Nenn it was my first experience with a fish carrying eggs she was the prettiest little thing red and white oranda with a wen that looked like a cherry.

Thanks as well Devs you were so good to help to me yesterday with my other little guy.

Anette it was a new fish that I hadn't even posted photo's of yet. I bought two new fish this week, one seems to have flukes but hopefully today I'll have praziquantel in my hands to fix it.

Laurie as always you are such a big help, I can't thank you or this site enough.

I did save her eggs which I don't even have the heart to look at right now but I am hoping they were fertilized but I was pretty sure both fish were females. I guess time will tell.

Again many thanks guys.

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Kat you are welcome, it is always a pleasure to help. I wish it would've turned out different.

Oh I so hope you get some fry, that would maybe ease the pain a bit. Keep us posted. If you do, I am sure that the others can lead you thru raising them. I don't have that knowledge, but love to hear about it.

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