Our black moor is seriously unwell, he used to sleep on a side for quite a while but the last few days he is upside down, and no longer able to swim - stays at the bottom of the tank and worried he has either swim bladder or/and internal bacteria. Any advice - we currently had some swim bladder treatment, he hadn’t eaten for 3 days and did see him eat some peas this morning but he seems really bunged up. He also had a large lump in his side where his scales look under pressure and it’s white ish. Any advice as if it’s internal bacteria we would look to change treatment, not sure how long he might have left. He is 3 years old and lived with 1 fantail who is perfectly healthy, in a 200L tank. Thanks, Rachel
Sorry your moor is so unwell. Try treating with Esha 2000 which will deal wiith any internal bacterial infection. However, given the lump I'm afraid he may have an internal tumour which is not going to be treatable. If the Esha doesn't work you may sadly have to put him to sleep
Thank you for the advice; really hoping it isn’t a tumour as that’s what I was potentially worried about. Will try everything else first, just don’t want him to be in pain. Thanks for the suggestion of Esha 2000!