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Please need help, oranda lethargic and only swimming in 1 direction


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Hi all, So my poor oranda is not doing much better. In fact it seems like he's showing symptoms of SBD. I saw him this afternoon bottem sitting, but upside down :( i thought he was dead. then he rustled a bit and he is now bottem sitting upright again. He sometimes headstands in the middle of the tank, looks like hes going to flip over, then he rustles and returns back to normal position agagin.

Could this just be a case of SBD?

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Here is another video. He does try to eat, but he is not as aggressive when he's competing for food. I been feeding him omega one sinking goldfish pellots, about 2 fingerfuls for the 3 of them 2x per day. I also fed 5 spinich leaves on i think Monday.

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Thank you for the video. Where are you in terms of treatment and salt? I do think that it will be worth while to fast him for a couple of days, although it doesn't quite look like a floaty issue to me.

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currently its 0.2% salt.

i've only done 1 round of prazi so far. Planning on doing a big water change today. I wasn't going to do the 2nd round of prazi, as he doesn't seem any better at all. And I also wont be able to follow the water change regimes that is required with the Prazi when I am away.

If required I can do 2 rounds of prazi treatment when I come back towards the end of October.

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It could be an SB/gas issue, although I can't quite see that. I would go ahead and fast for a couple of days, though. You'll get a better sense of that by that point.

With flukes, sometimes it takes more than one round before they are back to their normal selves. It's not always like that, but it does happen.

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