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Fish With Swim Bladder Problem

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by SimShadow, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. SimShadow

    SimShadow New Member

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    Hey all,
     
    I have a Silver Dollar that has been struggling with what I assume to be swim bladder disease. He spends his time frantically swimming towards the surface just to stay buoyant. 
     
    It's been over a month since he started doing it. I have tried epsom salts, feeding green peas and fasting but nothing has worked. I figure it must be an internal injury or infection.
     
    Should I euthanise the fish, or let him be? Despite the issue, he is eating normally, but I don't know whether he will ever improve.
     
    Opinions are much appreciated.
     
  2. bluesword23516

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    I know fish can survive for a long time with swim bladder problems. I had a goldfish that lived upside down for a long time with no problems.  
     
    I think as long as he doesn't seem in pain and eats fine you should let him be. :)
     

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