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  • Posted on: 24/10/2014 1:17
Re: Goldfish curvature, possibly dropsy after swim bladder, advice on medication #1
Thanks for everyone's input and advice he passed away earlier... He was struggling but I just couldn't put him to sleep it was quite hard to lose him...

I even had a cry about it, again sounds a bit silly but I really did think he was a real fighter as well.

Thanks everyone I really appreciated the advices and the quick responses I've had as well x


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  • Posted on: 23/10/2014 11:10
Re: Goldfish curvature, possibly dropsy after swim bladder, advice on medication #2
Just to update, He is looking quite poorly and today his mouth is open and unable to close.. :(

I'm continuing with Myxizin, any other advice is welcome thanks.


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  • Posted on: 23/10/2014 0:03
Re: Goldfish curvature, possibly dropsy after swim bladder, advice on medication #3
Thank you.. It's not really looking good and I'm getting slightly concerned he's spitting out the food I'm feeding him which is just mushed peas.. He is showing signs of fin rotting and his scales are raised, his eyes are also looking a bit bulging (sp?)

I have some octozin for dropsy but I used it probably over a year ago, do you think it will still be effective? I've got some being delivered...

He's moving every so often...But not much just at the bottom of the tank now I've put a new filter in there as well. What volume size tank do you reckon? I'm not too sure because the 9L tank seems to fit him ok, he's not swimming much and I didn't want to tire him out with a bigger tank either.. attached photo

Dosage on bottle for myxizin 2.5ml for 25l

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  • Posted on: 22/10/2014 10:01
Goldfish curvature, possibly dropsy after swim bladder, advice on medication #4
Hi all,

I've previously posted on the emergency swim bladder topic regarding my over 10 year old fish. Just thought I create a new topic as I was posting a little to much irrelevant to that topic..

As he is no longer floated like swim bladder symptoms he still remains in a curved position with signs of swollen scales very slightly raised. this is my second day treating him with Waterlife Myxizin I was wondering if I change the water at 30% (awaiting a small filter today) how do I change the dosage?

Currently he is in a 9L hospital tank. The main tank was 240L tank, I think I said 140 in the other topic! Realised later!!

I don't have any more test for nitrates and nitrites but ammonia is zero result from a Waterlife test kit.

I also wanted to know if anyone have had any success stories of recovery for curvature fish after them being ill?

I've posted a previous picture of him, he is now just floating around under the water at the bottom sometimes in that curved fashion.

I'm not ready to lose my beloved fish yet and will happily fight to the very end!!!

And thank you!

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  • Posted on: 21/10/2014 17:47
Re: Swimbladder Answers #5
Ok, I could get a small filter but then does that mean the dosage will therefore be doubled? I feel like I'm taking too long and underprepared!

I've just bought a small fluval u1 filter from amazon next day delivery, whilst on there I also bought Octozin, I've tried this before on my earlier fishes for dropsy, wondering if I could try this again

Thanks! x


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  • Posted on: 21/10/2014 16:43
Re: Swimbladder Answers #6
I'll look into getting a bigger tank.. but I was a bit worried a bigger tank would make him more exhausted? He wasn't coping well in the main tank. He's able to manoeuvre in the small tank without any restrictions.

Sorry for asking so much it's because I know how good you guys are!! ;)


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  • Posted on: 21/10/2014 16:20
Re: Swimbladder Answers #7
I hadn't told him about it not having a filter.. I'll have to ring, good idea! He did say it was for dropsy.

Water life chemist told me to add half a ml a day for 5 days I have pipettes for that Thank goodness!!

Do you think I could add bacterlife in? That would help otherwise?

Thank you again!


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  • Posted on: 21/10/2014 15:46
Re: Swimbladder Answers #8
It just seems like the floating is more distressing to watch surprisingly! He's trying to swim and up to the top he goes exhausted! I remember the container he had, said something bacterial and sea pets as a brand.. I'm going to hold off putting it in for the moment..


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  • Posted on: 21/10/2014 15:28
Re: Swimbladder Answers #9
The reason why I separated him was because one of the other fishes were trying to attack him while he was floated and not moving much :(

Thanks for the help goldy and others xx


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  • Posted on: 21/10/2014 15:05
Re: Swimbladder Answers #10
The filter is mature but I have put him into another tank without a filter just an air pump. I've thrown the strip away but I think it did show 0 for nitrate.

I have two other smaller fishes on the main tank.

The box had seapets in a yellow container.. and the tablets are yellow he's told me to put half a tablet, but the fish affected won't have a filter which means I assume the dosage will be different?!

I'm using water from the main tank at the moment for the hospital tank.

I'm so stressed and in distress right now!



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