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My oranda can't swim down. He floats at the surface and struggles very hard to get down, but he can only get about halfway down. The others are fine, but he can't go down.

I am going to fast them in case it is a swim bladder problem. Any suggestions?

It is a 30 gallon with a moor and ryukin.

I feed them sinking food, algae wafers and sometimes baby shrimp.

I have had all fish for at least a month, no, more.

That is all I know. :krazy: Help?

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Mariah can you give us the other information? Such as how big the filter is?

How long have you had it set Up?

How long this has been going on?

How often you do water changes and how much water?

I assume you haven't tested the water since you said this is all you know. So giving us the more information the better.

IN the meantime I would suggest a water change of 20-30% (until we know more). And fast the fish for a couple days. Then follow with feeding peas.

It sounds like the oranda may have SBD issues (swim bladder disease) you will need to read up on that.

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Ok, Mariah are you saying that straight from the tap you have a reading of 0.5 Nitrites?

Has this always been or is this the first time you are testing the tap water?

Water changes and water conditioner at this point are necessary. What is the ammonia levels?

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Why can't you test for ammonia?

From the way it sounds your water is a severe problem. Getting that under control is going to be the only help to the fish.

Good luck with them.

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