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orandas*r*my*heart

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  1. Hi everyone. I used to come on here all the time. I learned almost everything I could know and so I stopped for awhile. But I really need all of your expertise again, because I'm really worried. *First my Params are all NORMAL Have been for months. *My tank is a 60 gallon with five small to medium sized fish and has been running for 3 months since the move to my new place. * Two Fluval 4's *Water change every Sunday 35 to 50 % depending on what's necessary *Additives include BioSpira when water change, prime and salt on case by case basis. *I feed my fish green peas Pro Gold, spirulina, shrimp pellets, basically anything you can get from Rick on his site. NOW the problem, My one year old one-eyed Ryukin Blinky. I adopted him last year from the pet store when he was just a wee guy. Over the last 2 months I have noticed that he spends ALOT of time near the top. Slurping Bubbles that come out of the airstone. Now I know all of you think not enough oxygen or high nitrates, but please remember that all my levels are normal, and all the other fish are perfectly fine. I just started to think that with his impaired sight that this was just preferable for him, BUT I stared noticing a strange shape in his belly a few weeks ago, almost squared on one side. Again I kept an eye on it but nothing. Until 4 days ago after a feeding, he flipped over, and has not even for a minute despite desperate attempts that make me want to cry, flipped back over. I've tried peas & spirulina. Anything green to make his tummy relax, thinking maybe it was just swim bladder. But it hasn't worked. I'm getting desperate watching him float back and forth, without his eye on one side when he stops thrashing he just bumps into the sides over and over again. I can't take watching it any more. This spot, I felt it tonight, and it's really soft. Like it's just a giant air pocket. The rest of his tummy is perfectly normal though. I don't know what to do. I love Blinky to death, and I 've raised him since he was basically fry. I need some help. I thank you for anything you can do for me.
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