Shubunkin bloated but no scale lift

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    I have a beautiful shubi, that has progressively gotten rounder each breeding season and now she looks about to pop. She eats and swims fine and has no scale lift. I have seen the males pounding her to push the eggs out, so I am at a loss on this.
     
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    Poor girl , I always worry when the spawning gets rough. Sounds like you're concerned about her, but don't see signs of pine coning......are you worried she's egg bound?
     
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    She was (note the past tense, we euthanized this morning) and must have been egg bound from her maturity about 5 years ago. We did open her up after gently letting her go to sleep and found a lot of fluid and different stages of petrified eggs and new ones from this year. She must have been so uncomfortable. BTW her scales were beginning to slough off, but still did not pine cone, and she never swam odd except for a waddle due to the size. She was black with dark orange and long flowing fins, a real beauty...
     
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    image.jpeg There she is at the bottom, this was taken last year with some bloat already, Kind of hard to see with her coloring.
     
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    Female goldfish really suffer during spawning. My losses are almost always females.

    What are those round multicolored lilpad looking plants you have on the right of the screen? Never seen them before. I think I would like to get some.
     
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    It could have been one of a number of issues that your shubunkin may or may not have had from being egbound, or perhaps having dropsy [viral or bacterial] , to suffering from a slow growing tumor .
    I would normally suggest you do an autopsy to find the cause of death and at least put your mind at rest as to th cause of death .


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    Sorry about your fish. She was very pretty.
     
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    Very sorry you lost her :(
     
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    Sorry!
     
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    Sorry you lost your fish!:cry:
     
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