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My goldfish and I need your help!!!!!


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Hello, I won my Goldfish 5 years ago at a carnival. He’s in a 50 Gallon tank and is now grown quite large. About two weeks ago, we thought he had swim bladder disease, as he was spinning in circles around the tank and couldn’t seem to swim right. We thought he would pass away for sure since his sickness caused him to not be able to swim properly. Now it’s been over two weeks, and he has been doing nothing but sitting at the bottom of the tank, breathing heavily. He won’t keep any food down when we try to feed him. I feel so horrible, I’ve never seen a fish suffer this long. I don’t want to take his life because we’ve had him so long but he does seem like he’s in pain. Maybe he’s just injured and can’t swim and he’s feeling fine? The water levels are good. And we’ve changed 50% of the tank about three times since all of this happened with no luck. How do I get my poor fishy out of his misery? Do I have to just watch him starve to death? It’s making me quite sad. Please help me find a solution or at least some comfort for both him and me! 🙏🏼 

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Hi, I'm so sorry your fish is unwell. If you can fill out this form it will help us to help you

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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