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Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 19/7/2015 19:13
Re: Ongoing Swimbladder Issues #1
Hi miss dorsal... do you mean put him in a tub at feeding times?

He is finding it really hard to get the food as the day goes on... I can see how swollen he is with air, its so frustrating for him and me!


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 19/7/2015 16:27
Re: Ongoing Swimbladder Issues #2
Thanks for your reply! This weekend ive tried feeding little and often. It doesn't seemed to have improved Him. He's at the top struggling to stay up right and last night he rolled upside down. Maybe I need to reduce the portion further but feed more frequently. Its just heart breaking seeing him struggling and as all goldfish do he loves his food so I find us in a bit of a vicious circle. Ill probably do a fast tomorrow to get him right again. Its hard and the more people I speak to and the more I read I dont think ill cure him. He's a young fish and hes my boy so im not giving up on him. Was there anything you tried which you found helped to minimise the effects of swim bladder?

Cheers


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 17/7/2015 23:19
Re: Ongoing Swimbladder Issues #3
Will do lady... the dispenser has to be the way forward


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 17/7/2015 18:52
Re: Ongoing Swimbladder Issues #4
Thanks for your reply and sorry to hear you went through this with yours, its so awful and you feel helpless.

I really like the idea of a dispenser, I hadn't thought of this. mine get fed twice morning and evening so spreading that out making the portions smaller makes a lot of sense if he's got digestion issues. Im going to give this a go.

Ive tried the anti bacterial but didnt seem to work, although I didn't stick with it as im convinced its his digestive system letting him down.from doing that I have aquarium salt which I will try, how often so I add do you think, im guessing weekly on water change day....

When he's right and able to swim normally I swear he looks like puppy dog the way he gracefully begs for food :) I love that fish so I'll try anything that might help him!! :) thanks again!!


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 17/7/2015 15:30
Ongoing Swimbladder Issues #5
Hello

Im at my wits end, my fancy goldfish most definately has swim bladder issues. When I fast him this seems to eliminate the floating and bobbing around on the surface. this says to me its digestion problems and not infection?

Obviously I cant keep fasting my fish, I have 3 other fancies in the same tank.

As soon as start feeding again within no time he is stuck at the top.

I feed veggies, frozen bloodworm, and Tetra Gold Japan throughtout the week so diet is varied. Water paramaters are perfect.

He is finding it stressful, he tries to swim down but cant stay down. The only solution I have found is not feeding but I need to feed my fish so I am at a complete loss as to how to deal with this issue.

I've read the thred on here for swim bladder, is it a case of this is just how he is and we have to live with it?

If I dont do a fast after around a week he ends up upside down, I can't handle seeing him like that, its heart breaking. totally at my wits end :(

Any advice, comments hugely appreciated.

Cheers


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 12/4/2015 18:12
Re: Dwarf puffer fish tank size #6
Hi Nathan

Thanks so much for your advice..

I've redone my tank and added some plants bearing in mind territories so tried to make a room each... what do you think?

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Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 10/4/2015 22:00
Re: Dwarf puffer fish tank size #7
Hey! Thank you for your lovely comments!...

You're right its bare on one side so I'll add more cover there... ive put a rock at the back in the middle.. looks ok need more plants.

This is defo going to be a dwarf puffer tank so I need to get it right for them.. how do I define their territories... do I need something else in the middle too?

Cheers! :)


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 10/4/2015 12:40
Re: Dwarf puffer fish tank size #8
I thought that 6 seemed quite a lot!

3-4 it is then... I have attached a pic of my new tank, do you think there is enough cover here or I need to add more?

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Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 7/4/2015 11:44
Re: Dwarf puffer fish tank size #9
Hey fishlady

The 27L tank has been replaced with a 54L... I've added plenty plants and some wood for hiding spots with a clearing for feeding... How many DPs do you think would fit comfortably? The chap at my local aquarium where I bought the tank said 6 Would be good but I'm not so sure about that, it seems quite a lots of little puffers...

Thank you for your advice as always! :)


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 1/4/2015 22:16
Re: Fishless cycling..... #10
Hey fishlady

I was hoping to put a dwarf puffer in it but I just want to give up. My goldies tank who I reported all well yesterday is now showing nitrite after this evenings test. I've done a big water change and not fed them tonight

Also noticed flounders lump has flared up which must be down to the nitrite. Bloody buggar #OOPS#.

So it's back to daily water changes for me and the puffer will just have to stay a dream for now. I'm not doing anything else until my lovely fish I have right now are sorted.



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