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  • Posted on: 21/10/2014 14:41
Re: Swimbladder Answers #11
Thank you. I actually got really worried and didn't know what to do and phoned waterlife for advice to give dosage for myxizin.

I have test strips for nitrate and nitrite reading was 0 for nitrate 0.15 for nitrite. ammonia was clear.

I've fed him a mixture of dried flakes and blood worms.. Last few days peas.

I have now done a water change 20%.

I went to a pet store to buy myxizin applied the dosage already in a separate tank he is in a 8l hospital tank. The man at the store recommended a tablet I think it's Seapets for internal bacteria, I'm not sure whether to use it, he took it out from a bulk of a box... and sold one to me he said I could use it with myxizin what do you think??


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  • Posted on: 21/10/2014 8:36
Re: Swimbladder Answers #12
I've now noticed the scales looking a bit swollen should I start octozin?? :(

Not sure how much could be seen..

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  • Posted on: 21/10/2014 0:38
Re: Swimbladder Answers #13
Both eyes look The same.. length is about 4.5 inches and nearly 5 with tail

Maybe I should do another water change?


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  • Posted on: 21/10/2014 0:04
Re: Swimbladder Answers #14
I can't recall the exact figures I'll redo a test and let you know. The temperature was 76f.

The tank is aerated the filter and a aeriation pump I can't seem to find a name on it though but it has two long stones for air bubbles.. I'm so bad at explaining!!


Edit: don't know why the picture isn't showing the upright position.. I can't rotate it.. Sorry!

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  • Posted on: 20/10/2014 23:15
Re: Swimbladder Answers #15
Hi all,
I'm desperate for some advice/reassurance please..

I've got a common goldfish that I've kept for over 10 years and recently in the last few days it's curved and floating on his side. At first I fed him peas and he seemed to recover quite quickly 12hrs approx.

Then today he's back on his side floating on the surface and his body curved. He is breathing slow and every so often tries to swim but goes back to the curved floating position. He looks tired and I even thought he had died because he wasn't moving at first! I have now put him in a hospital tank.

I tried again with the peas crushed. He ate them slowly off my hand but about 10 minutes later he seemed to have thrown that up. Not sure if he's eaten any now?

I have also noticed the top part of his fins? Seem to be showing breaks like partially eroded away or ripped..

I have a 140 litre tank with a Fluvial 4 filter.
ph nitrate nitrite ammonia levels are safe and I have done a 30 % water change a day ago.

I guess I'm quite upset (which sounds silly??) and feel quite helpless and I'm actually getting teary looking at the fish I've pretty much grown up with!

Any help advice is much appreciated.. xx



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