Help my feeder fish!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MuscoviesBeta, May 27, 2011.

  1. MuscoviesBeta

    MuscoviesBeta Out Of The Brooder

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    My fish is swimming upside down at the bottom of his tank, we moved him to a smaller glass but he is still doing this, he seems a if he wants to swim but he is just flopping, his movement are jerky and he has been like this for a couple hours. Is it just old age or something else? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I tried this other website but they wanted money, please try to help I changes his water and fed him a pea. Is there any way to save him?

    Thanks in advance,
    Charlie
     
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  2. MuscoviesBeta

    MuscoviesBeta Out Of The Brooder

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  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I experienced something similiar with my goldfish before. They were floating at the bottom of the tank. They could hardy swim and looked bloated. I found out they had swim bladder disease. (I say 'they' because it has happened twice. At different times though.) I fed them peas. And it didnt do anything. But I do remember someone giving me a link to a really good website about goldfish diseases. I will try to find it.
    Good luck with your fishy. [​IMG]
     
  4. MuscoviesBeta

    MuscoviesBeta Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I have fed him a pea as well he is really struggling now [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I searched online and couldnt find anything. I remember someone told me before when my fish was sick to check the PH levels in my tank. You may want to do that. I am not a fish expert by any means, all of my answers are based on my own experience. Also, did you ever do a 100% water change in your tank? I know that this is bad for fish. I wonder if he is shocked. Maybe the water is too cold or too hot?
     
  7. Quinn4321

    Quinn4321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2010
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    ask aquariacentral.com they will help you. i am a member there and .if u post im sure they will help
     
  8. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The sawtoothed appearance on the fishes scales means it has dropsy. This is difficult to treat. Your goldfish will need a hospital tank and to be treated with medication. http://www.flippersandfins.net/Dropsy.htm
     
  9. Quinn4321

    Quinn4321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2010
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    Salt baths help w/ dropsy. get some water from the tank its in and add 4 tbsp of non-iodized table salt/ gallon. leave him in there for 15 min then slowly add fresh water for the next 15 min. then put him back in his tank.
     
  10. MuscoviesBeta

    MuscoviesBeta Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, he has dropsy, we are getting medicated fish food and giving him salt baths, he seems to be swimming more actively now but still appears to be weak. Thank you everybody for giving comments and advice, my fish would surely be dead without your help.
     

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