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Does anyone know anything about goldfish

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Have just noticed one of our goldfish is sort of floating about the tank with its tail bent to one side and doesn't seem to be able to get its balance it was upside down before now its just lying on t… Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Have just noticed one of our goldfish is sort of floating about the tank with its tail bent to one side and doesn't seem to be able to get its balance it was upside down before now its just lying on the bottom of the tank. Does anyone know whats wrong with it and should I take it out? Is it a disease that the other fish can catch?Is it in pain? Help
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
I'd go and dig a hole in the garden in preparation, or make sure no one is on loo :whistling:
banned#2
It's probably just taking a nap for a few days.
banned#3
kill it.
#4
its dead, they tend to float for a while for the gases to release then sink to the bottom, take it out before the rest die.
#5
could be a vitamin C deficiency or poor oxygen circulation, also have you checked ph levels???
#6
if you go to the petshop i think there are some drops that you can put it the water to make it better :thumbup: remember getting them years ago when this happened to my son's goldfish :thumbsup:
1 Like #7
usually when that happens, i put it in a separate container and run the tap over it..

sometimes it works..
#8
I would def seperate it from the others, then you could try buying some tuff from the pet shop or see if it gets better overnight.
#9
Sounds like it's perhaps living in untreated tap water. Eventually that will kill it. There's something called Tetra Aquasafe that, when mixed with the water, neutralises all the stuff that doesn't kill us but is not fish friendly.

Meantime, the prognosis for the poorly fish is not good. It can help to get the equivalent of a fish antibiotic, I'd to do this a few years ago, you can get something that just gets added to the water.

Best bet is to ask for advice at your nearest fish shop.
#10
do you have a cat, feed it to the cat if the cat dies there was something wrong with the fish, lol
1 Like #11
This sounds like is swim bladder disease my fancy fish would get this a lot not good:cry:


What is 'swim bladder disease' and how do I treat it?

A swim bladder is what keeps the fish neutrally buoyant in the water. It doesn't float, it doesn't sink. Not all fish have them, most do. So when you see a fish kind of just floating through the water, that means it has got a swim bladder and it is functioning properly. Sometimes they will get infections in their swim bladder and that will cause them to literally capsize. They are still perfectly fine, they can eat, they can do everything, but they flip upside down or they kind of bounce off the bottom. You see this a lot of times in fancy goldfish for a lot of different reasons, mostly cross breeding and what have you. It's usually a blockage in their intestinal track which runs very close to the swim bladder that causes the problem in the first place. In other fish, it's just simply a bacterial infection or possibly even a fungal infection that's gotten into the swim bladder and you've got to get it out again using some kind of antibiotic. You can make sure that your water chemistry is good. It's kind of like if something makes you sick and then you go to the doctor and you get a cure for it or a medicine for it but you don't leave the germ area and you're still living in it, you're just going to keep getting sick. The same thing applies to the fish. You've got to get whatever the environmental problem is fixed in the first place then your medicine is going to be a lot more effective, instantly and in the long run.
#12
Thanks to everyone for the helpful advice I have taken it out of the tank an put it in a seperate container. Its not dead wickedteen as its still swimming just doesn't look very happy and can't stay straight. I will go to the pet shop tomorrow morning if it's still alive in the morning and see if they have anything thanks again everyone.
#13
This is defo swim bladder disease, you can buy treatment from local pet shop but 9 out of 10 times the fish will die.
#14
Batter it and serve with chips and mushy peas volla! credit crunch beating meal!!!!
1 Like #15
add abit of salt into the water.. table salt will do.. half a teaspoon.. this will sort it out.. my mates done the smae thing.. she off work today so cant ask all the facts.. but honestly do that for now.. you can always add more later if you need, but just add abit..

google this if you doubt me... :)

apparently: "at one tablespoon of uniodized salt per gallon" care of google...

cough*told_ya*cough

....lol


http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/4468/faq_health.html (check out point 23.)
banned#16
poor thing hope hes ok
#17
Kandiman1983
add abit of salt into the water.. table salt will do.. half a teaspoon.. this will sort it out.. my mates done the smae thing.. she off work today so cant ask all the facts.. but honestly do that for now.. you can always add more later if you need, but just add abit..

google this if you doubt me... :)

apparently: "at one tablespoon of uniodized salt per gallon" care of google...

cough*told_ya*cough

....lol


http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/4468/faq_health.html (check out point 23.)

many thanks for this will give it a go.
#18
we had a gold fish and he swam upside down for months and months One day he would of been correct way and next upside down. we always thought it was dying but lasted ages but he is dead now RIP Jack x

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