Help My Fish Keeps Floating About On His Side
Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:10 PM
i saw something on the net about 'burping' fish, and altho it says just to avoid doing this unless the fish is failing, as hes pretty bad i thought id try it, but i was too scared to gentley squeeze where it told me to, and when i tried and kind of managed to run my finger up his belly as instructed he just wriggled out my hand!
what else can i do??? i dont think hes gonna make it to next week let alone through the night!
Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:55 AM
There might be something wrong with his tummy. Are all the levels where they're supposed to be?
I think it's like--bloat or swim bladder, something having to do with his tummy. Check out this website.
Edited by Blitz, 04 July 2012 - 04:06 AM.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:08 AM
•Birth defects or injury
•Poor aquarium water quality
Swim Bladder Disease Treatment
•If possibly constipated – Feed Peas as they can work well for swim bladder issues caused by constipation. It’s though that the peas simply destroy any blockage by inpaction.
•Keep your fish on a diet for a few days, possibly 3 or 4 days.
•Aspiration of the swim bladder by insertion on tiny needle.
•Change your aquarium water and clean filter as a preventive method if possibly caused by bacteria.
•Antibacterial medication can be found for this in a local pet store as swim bladder problems can be caused by bacterial infection.
•Raising the water temperature.
•Addition of aquarium salt to the water.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:05 AM
unfortunately he died in the night
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