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So I've had my goldfish for around a year or so now, doing great, until tonight. I was cleaning it's bowl (I use a net), and he got stuck between the net and the side of the bowl. I didn't think I had hurt him, but afterwards I noticed a small dip in his side that I hadn't noticed before. My dad went in there after I had left and found my fish lying on his side near the top, and pushed on him a bit and he eventually swam away. I came back in and we both spent several minutes watching him swim. He keeps floating towards the top, but not intentionally.. Is this because of the dip? Did I do this, and is there anything I can do to help?

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:hi and welcome

 

Please fill out the following form as completely as possible so we can help.  Also, if you could upload a pic of him that would help.  You can use a photo hosting site such as photobucket.com.

 

  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
      • * Water temperature?
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
      • * How often do you change the water and how much?
      • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?
      • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
      • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
      • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
      • * Any new fish added to the tank?
      • * Any medications added to the tank?
      • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
      • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
      • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

       

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One fish, in about a 5 gallon fish bowl. No filter or any other fancy tank stuff. Just cleaned water about 30 minutes ago. I feed him flakes, normally 3-4 times a day. Normal tap water is all I put in it. Just a dip in it's side for unusal findings

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One fish, in about a 5 gallon fish bowl. No filter or any other fancy tank stuff. Just cleaned water about 30 minutes ago. I feed him flakes, normally 3-4 times a day. Normal tap water is all I put in it. Just a dip in it's side for unusal findings

We recommend 20 gallons per goldfish here and also could you get tap water conditioner asap as the chlorine and heavy metals in the tap water is harmful to fish

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Hi and Welcome to KG..

 

Im sorry your fish isnt doing well, looks like we need to give him some improvements :)

 

when you get the time please read our Guidelines... this will help you out alot :)

 

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/121320-kokos-goldfish-forum-guidelines-for-healthy-goldfish/

 

Also photos of the fish would be great too.... You will need to upload them to photo bucket and then paste the URL..

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