Re: Goldfish curvature, possibly dropsy after swim bladder, advice on medication
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
Goldfish curvature, possibly dropsy after swim bladder, advice on medication
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!!!
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
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!! ;)
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..