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Old 03-28-2013, 11:28 AM   #1 
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How to prevent egg binding in females?

I asked if females can have trouble swimming due to being "eggy" I didn't get answer. However, thanks to Mattsbettas I at least know what it's called now from seeing post he made about another topic. I am sure this is what is happening to my female. She gets so swollen (white can be clearly seen) she can't swim to the bottom and she just sits on top bracing herself on floating plants. Every 4-5 days the eggs I presume are released and she can swim normally again. This is causing problems with me feeding her if I give her a normal feeding it makes it worse. Normal would be 4-5 pellet spread out over the day. So she is getting one pellet a day which still affects her. Sometimes I have to skip a day. I am worried about doing this. Is there anything I can do? She is in a skinny stage today I'd like to keep it there.

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Well it's only been since this morning and she is beginning to fill up again and cannot swim normally. She is not in sight of a male I have cardboard in between the separate tanks. Could she still smell him and perhaps that is the problem?
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #3 
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This doesn't really sound like egg binding. Is she in the same tank/shares water with the male? Egg binding and egginess doesn't really fluctuate this much like you say it is. Maybe try a 3 day fast/Epsom salt treatment?
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No she is in her own tank. There is a male in separate tank side by side. I took video of her this morning I will post the progress. This her at part way full.

http://www.bettafish.com/picture.php...ictureid=38162
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I honestly don't know what this is. Could you fill out them"please answer these questions" sticky in the emergency section?
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:46 PM   #6 
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I can will post here when it's done.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #7 
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honestly, if this is normal for a female, I would not prevent it, it's just natural and should not kill her. It's like women hate their periods, should we stop it? I know guys would try to find a millions cures for PMS =D
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #8 
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It doesn't seem to make her life pleasant. It says it will take youtube 45 minutes to upload both videos I have. I am still going to post them here as well. Because I think this is a relevant topic that most people who don't plan to breed would not give enough thought too. I've read some articles online where people say their females have burst open as a result of being so full of eggs : (. They also get septic infections and assortment of other issues.
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I disagree with otter fun. This is definatly not normal. I own six females and have never had anything like this.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:06 PM   #10 
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This is Penelope this morning:

http://youtu.be/SwyfqNFnTe8

This is Penelope when she is really swollen you can clearly see at one point in the video the swelling is white:

http://youtu.be/SnDYQ4pPaQ

The cardboad is normally sitting straight I bumped it.
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