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Difference between heavy breathing and holding eggs

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I have a female Salousi that I'm not sure if she is holding eggs or breathing hard from stress.
I can't get a good view to see if her buccal cavity is full.

I've read in the forums that a sick or stressed fish can look as to have labored breathing. Does that resemble tumbling eggs in her mouth?

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Doesn't look like she is holding to me, personally. Looks like labored breathing to me. Sorry :(
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