Hi! I’m not quite sure about the water levels, but my fish kept head butting the sides of the tank and it turned out he was trying to attack his refelection! We had to put stick on scenery around the back of the tank and he has since stopped doing it. He occasionally has the odd splash of his tail but otherwise he has calmed down! Just a thought, I hope this helps! X
Hello, My fish named Jerry (a goldfish koi hybrid of some sort as all the fish smart people I’ve asked have told me) has been acting very strange the last few days. He keeps sitting at the top of the water in the bottom right hand corner of his tank. It’s only this corner he seems to be gravitating to, he won’t sit in the other corners of the tank just this one. Normally I would think it would be lack of oxygen or poor quality water as he is sitting opposite the filter, but he hasn’t got laboured breathing, not gasping for air at all and is only sitting there sometimes. He can be swimming around all day normally, then may be sitting there most of the evening. It’s very on and off him doing this the last few days, so it’s not all the time. He is in a 54L tank I think it is, has been set up since October. no other fish, no new ornaments or plants. It’s temperature is between 19 and 21 as it has always been. I’ve tested his ph, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate, all the same as they have always been. He is eating happily, swimming around normally, no laboured breathing/gulping for air, he is literally just swimming. I did a 40%(ish) water change yesterday, but it hasn’t made a difference. Any ideas? I love my little guy! Thanks in advance!
This is my fish Jerry! He is about 3 years old but I have no idea what type of fish he is, he is around 13cm long and has little whiskers either side of his mouth. I have no idea what type of fish he is as what I originally brought him as, when I got home and googled him, I couldn't find it anywhere! I have searched since then but have had no luck! Thank you!
Hello, Thank you for all your advice, he is doing a lot better today, he is so much better! That makes a lot of sense, I spent hours looking at what it could’ve been but never stumbled across that so am quite relieved that it was for his protection rather than a parasite etc. That’s what we have done, we are using something to prevent any infections and he seems to be reacting really well to it and is back to him happy self. His cut is already healing, his fin is working fine again, but his tail seems slightly wonky but will keep an eye on him. We have moved him to a large tank with a filter (and a lid!) and he is a happy guy. He isn’t a goldfish I don’t think but will attach a photo to show what he looks like. When I brought him what I was told he was, when I got home and looked him up and couldn’t find it anywhere, have been looking ever since and never had any luck! Thank you again for your advice, really appreciate it! :)
Hello, Thank you for all your advice, he is doing a lot better today, he has made an incredible recovery. We have spent hundreds on a new tank and hours sorting it all out for him with a filter (and a lid!) and are keeping a close eye on him. He isn’t a goldfish I don’t think but will attach a photo to show what he looks like. When I brought him what I was told he was, when I got home and looked him up and couldn’t find it anywhere, have been looking ever since and never had any luck!
Hi everyone, im new here so this is my first post as i've had a terrible morning with my fish Jerry!
Got up for work at 4:30am and somehow found that he had leapt out his bowl and into the kitchen sink. I have no idea how long he was there for, I went to bed around 11:30pm, but he was mostly moist but his tail was very dry and was stuck to the bottom of the sink itself. In panic I gently scooped him up (VERY gently unsticking his tail from the sink) and put him back in his bowl.
After an hour he has began breathing at a regular rate. He isn't using one of his fins very much (the fin that wasn't touching the sink), and he seems to have a strange whiteish stringy material coming off of all his fins, but he didn't have this last night. What could this be? He also seems to have a very small scrape on a few of his scales, about 3mm long and red, and possibly a small scrape on his tail too.
He is the only fish in his bowl, and he is around 3 years old never had a problem before.
He seems to be doing really well compared to earlier though!
I'm not sure what type of fish he is so if anyone knows and could tell me I would greatly appreciate it!
I'm incredibly worried about him and have decided not to go to work to keep an eye on him after his near death experience!