Poorly Goldfish?


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Hello, I'm new to this forum :)

I have a fairly large pond,1200 gallons which has some Koi and Goldfish.
One of the goldfish seems to be different to the others as the size of its belly is larger and shape of its body makes it look swollen. It’s an old fish approx 10 years and it’s been like this for the best part of year. It doesn’t seem particularly lethargic and swims normally. It’s a female and has had offspring only last year, since then other fish have been trying to mate with it but it rejects all advances.

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Is there anyone who can confirm whether this fish is just fat, or if it has some kind of disease like dropsy or anyone who can recommend that this fish should be kept separate from the others?

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Barbara
 
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Hi,
Thanks for your reply.
I put her back in the pond and she was very happy to be back in there, swimming around very well.
I don't know how long fish are supposed to be egg bound but she's been like that for approx a year which is why I thought something was wrong.
 
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She could be egg bound, although her sides are not completely symmetrical ...so it could be a tumor. As long as she's happily swimming in the pond and eating......I'd just keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn't worsen.
 

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@Barbara01 I have had some like that off and on and I just let them be. There are certain things you can do if you know the real cause but to me w/o the experience it is just hit and miss. If egg-bound they say you can gently rub them to try and make the eggs come out.
 
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i have seen the koi dealers use a cream spoon to help open them up and like jw said gently try to work the eggs out. I think the invitro just worked too well for her
 
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I have one like that and she's been like that for maybe 2-3 months. I believe she is egg bound, but that's just my guess. I read somewhere that this can happen to older females and eventually the eggs will be absorbed. She behaves normally, so I'm just letting her be.

Again, I'm not positive about my assertion and certainly can't diagnose the problem your fish is having. Hope your fish will be OK.
 
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Thank you for the advice, we will keep an eye on her condition.
At the moment the fish is quite spiritedly, hopefully she stays this way!
 
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Hey.. I’m a newbie .. I’ve never posted before but I’ve had a very bad week. I’ve had my koi pond going on 5 years and never had any problems. I had about 11 koi and there were all different kinds and colors. They had gotten so big. But I had a very bad day this week when I lost ALL MY FISH in one day!! All of them died.. I was so heart broken. They knew me and I could practically feed them out of my hand. I just don’t understand what could have happened that killed all my koi’s. I was so so upset... anyone have any opinions what could have happened?? My heart is broke. I loved them just like my fur babies!! They were family.
 
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@Gwendoll Hello and welcome!

Why don’t you go to our “introductions “ topic and tell us something about yourself and your pond, then I would suggest that you start another thread (maybe under ”illness/disease” topic) to give us more information about your specific problem. So sorry to hear about your fish! I know you are devastated and want answers. Be prepared to answer a lot of questions about your pond set-up, water parameters, etc. We can’t help understand anything without a “snapshot” of what you are working with.

Oh, I see that you registered with us in 2017, but this is your first post. Again, so sorry that the reason you are here is for such a tragic event!
 

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