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HelenPeanut
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Upside down bubble-eye goldfish
« on: March 05, 2011, 05:55:43 PM »

I've always been a fish lover and my bubble-eye is one of my favourites. I have to say, it's the most beautiful bubble-eye i have ever seen. It is kept in a tank (not too sure, but atleast 50 gallons) with a few oranda and ryukin as well as a black moor. It's very adorable and has no problem feeding even with the competition.
However, recently it's been floating upside down a lot. It doesn't seem to be suffering and it still swims when upside down. It's been eating normally, too. I'm just a little worried because it flips itself upside down every few minutes and i'm not sure if theres something wrong with it or if it's ill.
Is anyone familiar with this behaviour in goldfish?
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Novaguin
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Re: Upside down bubble-eye goldfish
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 06:46:16 PM »

Swim bladder disease. Basically means it's probably constipated. Isolate it and starve it for a few days, then feed it green peas with the shells removed.
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HelenPeanut
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Re: Upside down bubble-eye goldfish
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 07:22:27 PM »

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Swim bladder disease. Basically means it's probably constipated. Isolate it and starve it for a few days, then feed it green peas with the shells removed.
oh i see.
Okay i will try that.
thank you so much!
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Summer Time
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Re: Upside down bubble-eye goldfish
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 07:42:32 AM »

I agree. I feed my fish a pea once a week, to prevent this from happening.
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Nossie
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Re: Upside down bubble-eye goldfish
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2011, 02:56:35 PM »

You could, while you have him isolated, also treat the water with some Epsom salts Smiley It works much like a laxative and relaxes the muscles of the fish Smiley Add about one eight of a teaspoon to 5 gallons of water, you can add a slight bit more if necessary.
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Re: Upside down bubble-eye goldfish
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 09:37:46 PM »

thanks for asking the question my bubble head gold fish is doing the same thing. Now I know what I can do to help her.
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