Pebble Pebble
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Dying fish #1
Help, I found one of my Rudd lying on the surface of the pond. I thought it was dead but it’s still alive. It’s lying on its side so maybe it hasn’t got long?
Any ideas on how to revive it?
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  • Posted on: 18/2 15:27
Re: Dying fish #2
Do you happen to have a large spare fishtank / large container (e.g. a 145-litre Really Useful Box) plus filter and/or airstone that you could move it into? It might be that it is less vulnerable in there and can be treated more easily. Does it look injured or bloated in any way?

If injured (perhaps by a bird), then it might be that it requires anti-finrot treatment. If bloated, it might require fasting or being fed peas (with shell removed) to help reduce the bloating until it's well again.