« 1 (2)
chemblue chemblue
  • Just popping in
  • Just popping in
  • Joined: 21/3/2012 16:01
  • From West Midlands
  • Group: Registered Users Basic Membership
  • Posts: 7
  • Posted on: 11/5/2012 20:17
Re: Is my pond goldfish pregnant #11

I was really hoping that someone would respond, is there anyone who could point me in the right direction.

Violet Violet
  • Tropical Adviser
  • Tropical  Adviser
  • Joined: 22/11/2008 17:42
  • From West Yorkshire
  • Group: Registered Users Caresheets FK Supporter Advisers Deep End
  • Posts: 7209
  • Posted on: 11/5/2012 21:51
Re: Is my pond goldfish pregnant #12
Hi again!

If the fish is not egg bound, unlikely given the time elapsed from the first post then I'm going to suggest you probably need a fish vet at this point for a formal ID.

If the scales are not sticking out (looks like a pine cone from above) then possible dropsy can be ruled out. Dropsy is indicative of liver, but usually kidney failure when the fish can no longer osmoregulate. They blow up like spikey balloons

Cysts, whether cancerous or not (both types) can trigger the symptoms you see too. Whilst a member here arranged for such a cyst to be debulked/removed recently, it was very much external as opposed to overall inner body swelling.

Given pics and your posts, I'd suspect a tumour If the fish is still swimming and eating, give him some grace. Quality of life still exists for now.

Euthanasia eventually may be the kinder option if struggling. There is a very helpful article here, painless and very kind for both you and the fish, if needs be.

I'm sorry
Please fill in your personal profile if you are posti