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Sameer
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Dead fish?
« on: April 24, 2012, 08:49:50 AM »

How can I know that a fish is dead? Does it floats on the top or sinks at the bottom? Huh
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Nossie
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Re: Dead fish?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 02:42:28 PM »

You'll notice. A dead goldfish isn't breathing at all, and they tend to look really stiff and may lay in the water at an abnormal angle.
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Sameer
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Re: Dead fish?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 11:53:46 AM »

Thank you Nossie
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goldfish girl
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Re: Dead fish?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 03:49:11 AM »

well you can be sure because they sorta have their mouth open like their in shock and they lie very still at the bottom. you can tell when their dieing because the swim very fast and bump themself onto the tank sides and start to sink or they will apper stuck to the tank side. one guppy i had died like that. if they want to live and are trying to a few words for a few hours will work wonders. when i first got my goldfish they looked like the were going to die, but i changed the water every day and fed them a healthy diet. now they even pop their heads out of the water for food and look like new! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Nossie
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Re: Dead fish?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 05:48:14 PM »

Not all fish have their mouths open when they die, it depends on the reason of death and also whether they were opening or closing the mouth at the time... Tongue

They will also probably not move around very fast unless they're dying from shock. Fish will generally be pretty lethargic when close to death and in most cases, won't even be able to stay upright in the water.
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