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I hope I can give you all the info you need to help me, so I'll try. Sorry I don't have water parameters, but I feel like it's an emergency. Also, the water is all fresh and I slowly got her used to the water before I put her in. Penny is 4 and a half years old and not the healthiest fish in the world. She was in a 55 with 4 other goldfish. I have just moved her to a 20 gallon hospital tank today. She's been having issues with bloating for a while now. I've tried all different kinds of foods and they all made her bloated. The black on her belly looked like it was going away, but then stopped and hasn't gone away. There is also black on the bottom of her tail. She was doing ok in the hospital tank after I fed her because she hasn't been getting enough nutrition. I fed her the frozen blood worms that I bought at petsmart. She was looking perkier and more active. Then I made a mistake. I saw a hair sticking out of her mouth and tried to pull it. I think I accidentally hurt her. I stopped when I saw a blood worm and some blood come out of her mouth. Now she's just sitting on the bottom. I put in stress coat because I figured I stressed her out really bad. I'm not sure if I fed her too much or if I hurt her. Can anyone help me?
Hi all, About three months ago my mother noticed that one of her fish had gotten slightly fat on one of it's sides. As time progressed, it slowly became more and more bloated to the point where it became very difficult for it to swim and it would spend all of it's time sitting on the bottom of the tank. A month later it was isolated into it's own tank. At this point it had displayed another symptom where it was struggling to eat. It would actively try to find and swallow pellets/peas but end up having to spit it out afterwards. We had thought that it was suffering from constipation so my mother did not feed anything to it for a while. A week later, it was able to consume food as usual but it remained bloated and mostly motionless. It has been several months now and the symptoms remain the same. It would sit on the same corner day in day out, only moving when startled or when it's feeding time. I do not have a test kit at this time so I am unable to provide test results. I will post the test results as soon as I am able to obtain one (which may be in 1 or 2 days time). * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? - 5.28 Gallons (20 Litres) - About two months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? - Unkown * How often do you change the water and how much? - Every week - 10% water change * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? - 5 days - 10% water change * How many fish in the tank and their size? - No other fish is in the tank * What kind of water additives or conditioners? - Aquarium salt BEFORE it had been isolated - Currently none * What do you feed your fish and how often? - Initially peas, but not anymore as it is unable to eat them when they fall to the bottom - Now it gets fed "Goldfish Granules" pellets - Once a day * Any new fish added to the tank? - No * Any medications added to the tank? - "Melafix" during each water change * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. - Tried feeding it peas (roughly two months ago) - Isolated into another tank (roughly two months ago) - Add Melafix during each water change (roughly two months ago) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? - Tail appears a bit damaged but not too sure about this - Very bloated * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? - Stays at the bottom of the tank in the same corner everyday. - Recently has a lot trouble sitting itself upright (would fall over or sit at odd angles). - It does not move unless startled or when eating. - Initially it had problems eating (it would attempt to swallow the food but spit it out after a while), however this symptom seems to be gone for now. Images for reference Pictures from one year ago I realize that waiting months before finally seeking help is pretty horrific but time constraints haven't really allowed for it. It might be too late to do anything to help, but any advice would still be greatly appreciated. Thank you.