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Yesterday I found my common goldfish stuck onto the intake of the filter. (It’s the tetra whisper internal filter for 10 gallon tanks.) I thought he was dead but I got him off and he surprisingly swam away. Last night he mostly stayed in one spot at the bottom of the tank. This morning he was able to swim almost normally but he mostly rested near the surface in one spot. He is now resting near the surface but laying completely sideways on his left. I’m wondering if there’s anything I can do for him? I assume he has swim bladder but I honestly don’t know. I moved him to a smaller tank with a weaker filter while he hopefully gets better. Any help appreciated!

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Please copy & paste the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems:

 

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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