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Swollen Stomach, Not Dropsy

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i have this large oranda with a swollen stomach. i've lost two oranda with the same symptoms. i feed the oranda hikari frozen blood worms just few days before it was swoll up. it now sits on the bottom of the tank. did i have a bad batch of frozen blood worms? is there any anti-botic med's i should be using? your advice is much appreciated.

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could u try to answer the questions at the top of the page? Did u see his poo lately, did it have bubbles in it?

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contaminated bloodworm can introduce harmful pathogens into an aquarium. however, most frozen bloodworm bought nowadays from the bigger reputable companies has been gamma-irradiated and is almost sterile. there is a uk based aquarium supplier that has given hikari bloodworm a very bad review. who knows ? any hikari product i have bought have always been top quality. is there any chance that they have been thawed and re frozen ?

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i stopped feeding them the fozen blood worms now and going straight back to goldfishconnctions pellets.

what should i treat the fish with? any med's recommedations? metro-med med-gold?

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Im not sure, but you could try peas to maybe get it out of their system(I doubt that works but it couldnt hurt to at least try :) )

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Have you seen your fishes poop at all as it will give a good indication to what is going on especially if it is bacterial. You may wish to read this link it will give you a good indicator as to if its bacterial or just constipation.

http://www.kokosgoldfish.com/GoldfishPoop.html

If it is white and stringy and your fish is eating I would use medi-gold first and see how he goes. :)

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One other thing comes to mind if your Oranda is a female there may be a possibility she is eggbound. Especially if everything else is fine.

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Fondoo,

I just started a post in this section, and my fish has exactly the same symptoms as yours. Your YouTube clip looks eerily familar to me - like I was looking at my fish.

Hope they both will recover fully.

I will let you know if anything works for me.

BTW, my fish was going through a medi-gold regimen when the belly swelled up.

Good luck.

- Auratus

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i've been feeding it medi-gold, but i hate it when it clouds the water up. are you having the same issue>?

i decided to fast the fish for 7 days and salt the water.

i have not gotten much answers.

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Fondoo,

I don't have the problem of cloudy water with medi-gold. Perhaps it's the amount you're feeding?

I tend to feed less (food-volume-wise) with medi-gold since my goldies would chew on them for so long.

If you have tried my things without much success - try large water changes with the water temperature a few degrees lower. People say if your fish is eggbound (I am still reading up on this), a drop in temperature by a few degrees can induce egg laying.

Good luck.

Auratus

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i am sadly to announce my oranda has passed away today when i came back from work. i salted the tank last night and he didnt make it.

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oh, Im sorry about ur fishie :cry1

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