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Goldfish Swim Bladder issue


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I have recently noticed that one of my goldies will occasionally swim sideways. I have offered her peas because I have read several places that peas can help with swim bladder issues however she will not eat them,.. anything else I can try??

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Please fill out the following form so more experienced people will be able to give you the best advice:

    Test Results for the Following:
  • * Ammonia Level
  • * Nitrite Level
  • * Nitrate level
  • * 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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Also, can you tell us when exactly she will swim sideways? Is it only after eating? At certain times of the day? A certain time after the last water change? Does she float sideways at the surface, float sideways wherever in the tank or swim sideways?

Definitely make sure to tell us about how much she gets to eat during each feeding, what she eats, and how many times a day. :)

And have you tried fasting for a few days yet? If so, how's the sideways swimming during the fasting days?

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