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Salt Bath For Fantails

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Hi. I'm new to the board and relatively new to goldfish! Last week-end, I bought two fantails, and I'm very happy with them. I've learning so much about their care as I browse many different sites, including this one, which is most helpful.

Last night, I noticed that one of the fish was "swimming funny." I knew from my readings that he probably may have swim bladder disorder. Well, I read somewhere that I could remove some of the water from the tank. (five gallons for now)

He seemed to improve after awhile.

Today, I changed the water and put a tiny amount of aquarium salt in the tank. He has greatly improved, but I'm not sure if the salt treatment did it or if got better on his own.

I have a feeling that I had overfed both fish, so I have not fed them since last night.

This week, my oranda should arrive. (I ordered him last week)

My question is-should I change the water again before he gets here, and how long will three little goldfish stay happy in a 5 gallon tank?

I hope to move them soon into a 15 gallon or a 20 gallon tank.

Thanks so much for any advice!


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