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misslisa620
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Hurt Gill? Swin Bladder???
« on: December 06, 2010, 02:30:20 PM »

Hello again all,

I again am in confusion pertaining to my black Moore.  Okay, when he was a little guy I bought, which I regret, a decoration for the tank.  Unfortunately he got stuck in it, and I absolutely panicked.  My friend who was over at the time "helped" by pulling him out.  Now if I could do it again I might have tried breaking the crappy thing around him, but who knows how that would have gone........Anyway the result of this was slight damage to his gill and  other another problem.  Anytime he eats more than he should I find him completely upside down.  He tries to swim down but he keeps floating back up to the top & upside down.  I then set-up the "hospital" tank to alleviate the pressure and within 3-6 hours he is acting fine, and searching for food Roll Eyes.   Lately though I have noticed his gill looks even more swollen and is protruding slightly more than usual.  I have been doing regular water checks and  the water is great and the other fish seem fine.  I've been giving a variety of food, including peas,.  Does anyone know if there is any kind of medicine I can give him to help?   
Thanks  Smiley
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Nossie
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Re: Hurt Gill? Swin Bladder???
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 04:30:55 PM »

It sounds to me like the gill is infected somehow, either by parasites or bacteria, and this can easily be the demise of your fish Undecided
You should start treating immediately! Try finding some anti-bacterial medicated food, and feed him with this for 7-10 days, and only that! Treat the water with salt and some antibiotic. You should be able to find some good anti-bacterial medication (OBS! NOT MELAFIX/PIMAFIX!!) in any pet shop. Perform a large water change before adding the water treatments!!

I certainly hope you'll get to treating him in time.
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Mindemae
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Re: Hurt Gill? Swin Bladder???
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 05:59:46 PM »

You might want to put him in a hospital tank?  If you have one.
I would also treat him with epsoms salts and raise the water temp to eighty.
You can use all of the treatment Nossie suggests except the regular aquarium salt....use the epsoms salts instead. Smiley
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Nossie
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Re: Hurt Gill? Swin Bladder???
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 11:46:08 AM »

Good point, Minde Wink I actually forgot the swim bladder problem! Shocked
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