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what to do when my female fish failed to lay eggs?


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Ok, so all 3 of my females is full of eggs (oranda, ryukin, pearlscale). Unfortunately all my males are either too young or not interested in them.

I am considering to hand spawned them, but I have bad experience in the past (my lionhead died after I hand spawned her).

What is my choices? Are they gonna be able to release the eggs on their own? What is going to happen if they can't release the eggs?

Please help!!!

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how do you know that all 3 have eggs?

My most eggy female also releases them on her own.

I would not hand spawn as I was told by a breeder it can only be done at the very end, when few eggs are left. Otherwise you risk ripping the sensitive organs :o

If you are sure they are full of eggs you can try a large water change. Refill with slightly cooler water.

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Is there any way that you could post pictures of your fish so that we can confirm that they are eggy?

http://imageshack.us/clip/my-videos/192/pdz.mp4/

here is the video i took, the females are the red ryukin, the red oranda, calico pearlscale.

i suspect they are full of eggs because they look fatter then 1 week ago, also they have like thin white poop.

my lionhead also have the same poop when she have eggs

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I don't really see these fish as egg bound :hmm

Most usuallly an eggbound fish is in trouble. It is not a normal event, she will be bottom sitting or even tilted to one side, uncomfortable. Often there will be no poop at all as it is all blocked up in there. Eggbind is very serious and there are more symptoms in my experience than looking rounder.

Most people enjoy their fancy fish looking rounder and swimming around well as yours seem to be doing. Are they eating well too? Can we have some more information maybe? If you could post this in the Diagnosis forum, we would be able to help you best as there is a white box of questions to fill out there which were designed to help us understand your particular fish history and set up :)

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