Ballooning Sarasa Comet

Discussion in 'Illness and Disease' started by Sept1785, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Sept1785

    Sept1785

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2016
    Messages:
    3
    Hello everyone,
    My mom has a koi pond and one of her fish is not doing well. Over the past couple months a sarasa has ballooned. It hasn't slowed its pace. It's still pretty active. Eats its normal share if not more. It overall hasn't changed its routine or personality. There is no scale pine-coning.

    I don't have any water condition measurements. The pond has been running for over 3 years. No other fish are effected.

    She pulled it out and has it quarantined in a 5 gallon tank.

    Any ideas? I will see about getting water readings.

    I also have some pictures that I am waiting on approval for. I will post them asap.
     
    Sept1785, Sep 21, 2016
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Sept1785

    Tula

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    2,489
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio


    This fish vet, provides and excellent explanation of a female, being egg bound. Since you said there isn't any pine coning, it could be egg bound, or it could be a tumor. Since it's still active and eating, I hope it's not a tumor.
     
    Tula, Sep 21, 2016
    #2
    j.w, bettasngoldfish and cas like this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. Sept1785

    Mmathis TurtleMommy

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    7,508
    Location:
    NW Louisiana -- zone 8b
    An excellent video, BTW!
     
    Mmathis, Sep 21, 2016
    #3
    Tula likes this.
  4. Sept1785

    Sept1785

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2016
    Messages:
    3
  5. Sept1785

    Mmathis TurtleMommy

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    7,508
    Location:
    NW Louisiana -- zone 8b
    @Sept1785 Does the video help answer your questions?
     
    Mmathis, Sep 22, 2016
    #5
  6. Sept1785

    Sept1785

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2016
    Messages:
    3
    It looks promising. Is there a less invasive way to help her if she is egg bound? Should she go back into the pond if she is egg bound?
     
    Sept1785, Sep 22, 2016
    #6
  7. Sept1785

    Mmathis TurtleMommy

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    7,508
    Location:
    NW Louisiana -- zone 8b
    I haven't watched the video recently, but if I recall, put her back in the pond and wait for spring. Make sure that there is plenty of plant cover as the water temps start to rise in spring. And be sure there are some boy fish. Watch her closely for any changes.

    Some people have had success at expressing the eggs with a gentle massage of the belly. But I choose to leave any kind of intervention, esp a medical intervention [like needle sticks] to those who have experience. You could look around and see if there is a fish-vet in your area. Or, see if there is a koi club near -- those people might have experience with egg-bound fish. Otherwise, wait and see.....
     
    Mmathis, Sep 22, 2016
    #7
  8. Sept1785

    bettasngoldfish Maria

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,702
    Location:
    North East Ohio-Zone 5
    Personally if this were my fish I would probably bring it in the house for the winter, add a heater (set at 78 degrees) and use epsom salt dosed at 1 teaspoon per 10 gallons of water. Feed sparingly and make sure to have very clean (ammonia free) water. I would suggest using at least a ten gallon tank or better as it will help keep the water in better shape (and less water changes will have to be done)

    Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to have Prime on hand too so you can use it to help control ammonia (assuming you don't have a cycled tank already)

    Also, I would not attempt to try and rid the fluid by hand as you can cause more damage (possibly even death) if it is done incorrectly.
     
    bettasngoldfish, Sep 22, 2016
    #8
    Mmathis likes this.
  9. Sept1785

    Dave 54

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Messages:
    6,132
    Location:
    Plymouth
    I have two of Dr Richmond Lohs books exellent :happy:

    Dave
     
    Dave 54, Sep 23, 2016
    #9
    Tula likes this.
  10. Sept1785

    bettasngoldfish Maria

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,702
    Location:
    North East Ohio-Zone 5
    Hi Dave, Good to see you back on the forum

    What are the names if the books by Dr Lohs?
     
    bettasngoldfish, Sep 23, 2016
    #10
  11. Sept1785

    Dave 54

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Messages:
    6,132
    Location:
    Plymouth
    The first is Fish Vwtting Essentials ISBN9780987157102 Authors Dr Richmond Loh Dr Matt Landos , the second book is calledFish Vetting Medicines formulary of fish treatments ISBN 9780987157119 Author Dr Richmond Loh [ a book a tad hard to follow at first until you realize it give you Problem , cure and amount to be used
    They can only be bought direct from the following website nowhere else :-

    http://www.thefishvet.com.au

    Where you can contact the good DrRichmond Loh via email
    I hope this helps you Maria what are we looking for early Chirstmas Present :ROFLMAO::LOL::):D:happy:(y)


    Dave
     
    Dave 54, Sep 25, 2016
    #11
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. DaBiz

    Egg Bound Red Comet

    DaBiz, Dec 19, 2007, in forum: Fish & Koi Talk
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    2,524
    DrDave
    Dec 24, 2007
  2. old dirtbeard

    Algae eaters in Koi/Comet pond?

    old dirtbeard, Apr 28, 2008, in forum: Pond Archive
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    9,693
    DrDave
    Apr 29, 2008
  3. richyd

    Sarasa comets developing spots

    richyd, May 20, 2013, in forum: Fish & Koi Talk
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    870
    Dave 54
    May 24, 2013
  4. TekWarren

    I think my Sarasa might be spawning?

    TekWarren, Jun 3, 2013, in forum: Fish & Koi Talk
    Replies:
    15
    Views:
    1,100
    addy1
    Jul 25, 2013
  5. Usman
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    299
    Usman
    Aug 15, 2016
Loading...