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Is this CPD filled with eggs or sick?


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One of my CPDs has this massive ball on its underbelly. It seems to be swimming and eating fine, but it has been like this for a couple weeks and honestly looks painful! I haven’t seen this before, is it just super filled with eggs and not dropping them or does this suggest some disease?



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On 5/12/2023 at 2:59 PM, Guppysnail said:

That is not normal egg carrying. Possibly egg binding or a tumor of some sort. Even my most heavily gravid females looked nothing like that. 


I agree with @Guppysnail  possible internal growth or egg bound heavy parasite load can also cause this type of bloating what I would suggest is trying Epsom salt baths 1 table spoon for 1 gallon for no more than 15 minutes for 5 days as Epsom salt acts as a muscle relaxant I would fast the fish for a couple days  as well if your seeing no improvement after 5 days something else could be going on like a tumor or heavy parasite burden @Pizzafan

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