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swim bladder disease

  1. L

    Betta Hospital Tank

    Hi there everyone! New to the community but not quite new to fish keeping. I am setting up a hospital tank for my betta who is having swim bladder issues from poor water quality and possibly the unsoaked pellets I was feeding. Potentially oversharing here but I have been very sick for nearly a...
  2. S

    Can I still save this fish?

    tiger barb He swam nose down for a long time, and it's getting worst. I feed him the peas, and melafix water condition very good (other fishes fine) please help!
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    hey there, so basically I have a 60L tank in my bedroom, it currently has two guppies, 1 molly and 6 neon tetras.. my fav fish, the molly was displaying signs of swim bladder disease and I recently got some treatment from Maidenhead aquatics. I was in a rush and without reading instructions...
  4. S

    HELP! Betta is sick!

    My king betta, oneday, is about 2.5-3 inches long. About a week ago (i know i procrastinated this) I noticed he was floating to the top. buoyancy was a slight problem. i fasted him and it seemed to get slightly better. Now? It seems like he’s not getting better. He may be getting worse. I...
  5. biofish

    Bloated Cory catfish floating?

    I just got back a from a week vacation and had set up automatic feeders for my fish…. I think the feeders released too much because a lot of my look a bit chunky. But anyway! My one eyed Cory Catfish, his stomach is bloated, and for some reason he’s floating at the top of the tank, on his side...
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    Guppy not responding to swim bladder medicine

    Hi there, hope someone can help. One of our guppies has swim bladder - showing the classic signs. We have followed the good advice we could find - - we stopped feeding him - put him in quarantine tank away from others (this is an established tank) - gave swim bladder treatment (have given day...
  7. B

    Caring for a sick rummy nose tetra with swim bladder disease

    Yesterday while cleaning my 145 l tank that uses an undergravel filter I found a rummy nose tetra lying on the bottom of the tank which I first assumed was dead but upon closer inspection I could see it was still alive it's mouth was still breathing and when I moved around the gravel with my...
  8. B

    Is swim bladder medication safe for corys?

    Hi, One of my cory catfish has swim bladder disease, so I just went out and bought a medication However, it says that it can't be used for scaleless fish. I know corys have "plates" instead of scales, so would it still be safe to use? Thanks very much, any help would be appreciated
  9. A

    Brand new cory catfish with possible swim bladder. Help!

    I just got 2 new luxozonas cory cats. One of them is doing great and the other was rough from the start. He swam through some bubbles and looked a little wobbly. Then he was just laying on the bottom. After a while I noticed him having a hard time keeping himself straight. Eventually he was...
  10. V

    Swim bladder help

    My betta has swim bladder which im pretty sure is due to overfeeding, i’ve left him alone for three days and have been trying to feed him peas and he just wont eat.( Ive already checked the ammonia nitrite and nitrate) I don't know what else to do? He just sits at the bottom of his tank
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    Swim bladder - nothing has worked

    We believe our neon tetra has swim bladder. We have tried Melafix, stress coat, withholding food, peas, general tetra antibiotic treatment, aquarium salts, and even bought a new warmer to make sure the temp stays warm enough. Our poor tetra is still floating at the top and topsy turvy. He’s...
  12. Castiel317

    My new Betta is sick

    Hello, can someone please help me? I bought this adorable, little cutie pie, 3 days ago from PetSmart, and my little water warrior is sick. On his ride to his new home I thought he died!! He definitely has swim bladder disease, but I’m starting to think it’s caused by something else. He has a...
  13. SpotiKona

    Betta Fish Hanging Out at Bottom of Tank & Breathing Heavy

    Howdy, Tank size: 2 gallon Temperature: 80° F Filter? Yes Heater? Yes Water change ritual: 10% weekly Treatments: API Stress Coat+ following a weekly water change Tank mates? None I have not included other water parameters because I do not own a master test kit. However, if these parameters...
  14. Jan Cavalieri

    Swim Bladder Disease STILL after 2 months HELP

    I posted this a few weeks ago - at that time my Powder blue Gourami had swim bladder disease for about a month and had quit eating. The disease would come and go, sometimes I could feed her "Pea soup" mixed with Miralax to get rid of any constipation. I used a needless syringe - she wasn't...
  15. V

    Feeding a fish with a chronical swim bladder

    Hi there, one of my oranda lionhead suffer of a swim bladder desease. I won't give up with her because luckely she merely floats on the top of the tank and after digestion time she swim normally It is the first time i deal with a problem like this, im totally newbie so i need help My personal...
  16. B

    Swim bladder

    My red tailed shark has swim bladder, can aquarium salt help this? Does anyone have suggestions for treatment?
  17. E

    sick betta fish help please

    ive had my betta since september of 2018 in within the last month he’s completely change. he’s in a 5 gallon tank with a filter and a heater. I had two live plants and one died so I took it out. I originally thought my fish had swim bladder so I tried to whole fasting it/ feeding it a pea and...
  18. MyFishKaren

    Angel Fish Sudden Death

    Hello! My fish Gill recently passed a couple days ago unexpectedly - and I don't know why. The day before his passing I had a water testing due to an unrelated issue and all my parameters were in perfect condition. My water is also at 75 degrees temperature in Fahrenheit. At the time I had...
  19. B

    Molly’s sitting upside down at bottom of tank please help!!

    I have a 25 gallon fish tank, In the last 3 day I’ve lost 11 out of 13 fish ( 2 angles 6 tetras 2 mollies and 1 telescope eyed goldfish) the only survivors were two other balloon belly Molly’s. The fish all did the same thing, go to the bottom of the tank lay upside down or on there side then...
  20. fishperson100

    Bloated Betta

    Hey everybody! So, one of our bettas has been looking a little fat lately, and today he has been sometimes just letting himself float on his side. I don't know if he is constipated or has swim bladder disease, so I was going to let him fast for a few days, and change a bit of water everyday...