sigh. Jerome might have been a Jenny and I too have found perfectly healthy koi just
DEAD, not a mark on them. But when I did a necropsy I found infected eggs. The only
sign of egg problems is the back end of the fish, the underside where the vent is
begins to look "dumpy". Often running the temp up, feeding antibiotic food and a bit
of Epsom salts in the water will help the fish get the eggs out. with no male to
"drive her" to lay the eggs they get bound. I'm sorry. Fish are like birds, like my
finches in that they look great and then I find them feet up on the bottom of the
cage. they maybe have one day of sitting scrunched under the light. and yeah, a lot
of finch problems are egg binding. Ingrid
On Sat, 6 Oct 2007 14:40:32 +0100, "Steve W" wrote:
>The goldfish "jerome" has never exhibited any disease symptoms, no
>whitespot, no finrot, no slime disease, no clamp fin.
>Over the last few weeks Jerome started to slow down and stopped feeding over
>the past couple of days and is body (not fins though) started to droop.
>Yesterday morning the fish was curled up on the bottom of the tank barely
>alive. The gills were nice and bright. Now Jerome is dead. >> Stay informed about: My Goldfish Died!