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Old 07-18-2012, 03:19 PM   #1 
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Female with Impacted eggs

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has anyone had a problem with a female having impacted eggs? My female is so huge it looks like she is going to explode. I have tried breeding her 3x and she has yet to drop any eggs. Eventually the males gets fed up with her and starts to beat her up. Is there a way to help relieve her of eggs or to get them to start dropping out on their own? Wish she was bigger so I could squeeze them out like they do for Koi. LOL

Any suggestions are welcomed.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #2 
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If the eggs produced aren't released during spawning, she will reabsorb a large number of them into her body. I'm sure she's alright; don't try to squeeze her!
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #3 
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Females with eggs that haven't been fertilized will either reabsorb them or drop and eat them. There's nothing to worry about IMO.
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Normally wouldn't be concerned but she has been this way for over a month.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:25 PM   #5 
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Are you sure it's eggs she's full of?
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:51 PM   #6 
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Do you have any pics ? That might help determine if its eggs or something else.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:58 PM   #7 
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My Marge would blow up like a balloon then slim out a couple days after... Fiona did the same thing, and she's sometimes drop the eggs as well. Make sure it is egg-bound rather than bloat or something internally that is wrong. Epsom salt may be handy to have on hand.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:59 AM   #8 
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She has been like this for over a month. Has never dropped eggs like my other females. I have put her in a tank with salt. Tried feeding her live brine shrimp to help her poop. I'll try some antibiotic food for the hell of it. I also put her in a tank with some extra heat to get metabolism going. Size has never reduced. Never had a swim bladder issue. Always active and even jumps at the food before I even drop it into the water. Please note the pics are taken sideways and not an issue with how she swims.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:36 AM   #9 
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If you want her to drop eggs, simply put her in a chimney in a bigger tank with a male ready to breed. Don't use a jar - she has to sense the male's hormones. Just leave her be. She will eventually release eggs.

IMO she looks good. Try using bigger males - long and thin, not big and thick. Usually the thinner males can embrace better.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #10 
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what an eggy girl :3 I agree with Indjo
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