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anna

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Hi,

I need help. My 11 year old comet goldfish has been acting strange for the last week. He has been hiding in the corner almost all of the time which is not like him. He comes out for food sometimes but doesnt seem to really care. He usually eats like a horse. He is big. He is in a 40b aquarium and the water parameters are all good - pH 8.0 ammonia 0.0 nitrite 0.0 nitrate about 20. I change 50% of his water every week. He is not bottom sitting and his fins are not clamped but he just is not active at all like his usual self. He might be slightly tipped to one side when he swims but I cant be sure. Could it be a swim bladder issue even though he is not upside down? His diet includes NLS Goldfish pellets twice a day and I give him a couple of peas once a day which he usually loves. He doesnt really care about food right now. I love this fish so much and would so appreciate any help. Thank you. 

Anna

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2 hours ago, anna said:

Hi,

I need help. My 11 year old comet goldfish has been acting strange for the last week. He has been hiding in the corner almost all of the time which is not like him. He comes out for food sometimes but doesnt seem to really care. He usually eats like a horse. He is big. He is in a 40b aquarium and the water parameters are all good - pH 8.0 ammonia 0.0 nitrite 0.0 nitrate about 20. I change 50% of his water every week. He is not bottom sitting and his fins are not clamped but he just is not active at all like his usual self. He might be slightly tipped to one side when he swims but I cant be sure. Could it be a swim bladder issue even though he is not upside down? His diet includes NLS Goldfish pellets twice a day and I give him a couple of peas once a day which he usually loves. He doesnt really care about food right now. I love this fish so much and would so appreciate any help. Thank you. 

Anna

:hi and :welcome

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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