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  1. Hi everyone, our 2-year old goldfish Blackie seems to be on her last legs / fins. She was in a 100-liter tank with 4 fantails but about a month or so ago started being quite sluggish. Just 2.5 months ago she had eggs and my partner gently massaged her belly to release the eggs. We're not sure now whether the egg-laying has anything to do with her swim bladder problem. (We assume it is swim bladder.) From about a month ago she would swim up / around for a feed but mainly stay at the bottom. At the same time her tail started to look tattered which we thought was finrot. We put some finrot treatment in the tank and some aquarium salts. However from last Saturday she started to just lie on her side so we moved her to a 10-liter (2.6 gallon) bucket. The actual water volume is only 8 liters or so. We don't have a hospital tank so we tried to set the bucket up with half water from the tank and some new water conditioned with Prime and Stability, and some aquarium salts. The bucket has a small UV filter and aerator in it too. We fasted Blackie for 2 days based on some advice I read somewhere and then started feeding her mashed up peas (1-1.5 pieces) since then once a day. Halfway through the week we did a small water change (a quarter of the water in bucket) and again conditioned with some Prime, Stability and aquarium salt. Not really sure if all of this is helping as she doesn't really move She will shuffle forward or backward a bit but that's all. She has been eating the peas but we have to hand-feed her now as she doesn't seem to have the strength to move much. Any advice on the following would be great: - Is using a UV filter okay or does this kill all the good bacteria? (We don't have anything else at the moment) - Is it beneficial for her to be in the bucket or should she be in the main tank? (Main tank PH, ammonia / nitrates / nitrites are all within spec) - Should we feed her other fish food aside from peas? - Her tail still doesn't look too good. Should we medicate for finrot as well? (We put some PIMAFix in the bucket the first 3 days but then stopped as I read somewhere that if a fish is too weak the organs may not be able to process the meds.) - How often should we do water changes for the bucket? Any help would be appreciated
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