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ill or just fat & lazy...
« on: November 06, 2010, 06:47:03 PM »

I recently got 2 goldfish, wen I got them 1 of them was a bit podgy but recently he has
Been sitting on the btm of the tank, he moves every now & then but normally only 2 eat,
But I was also wondering if it could have swim bladder & that is the reason why he dnt swim
& is also padgy...
Anybody help....
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Re: ill or just fat & lazy...
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 07:18:22 PM »

It is very hard to tell from just a description.  Can you please post a picture or two?
Also, anytime a fish is just sitting and especially at the bottom of the tank, that usually means something is wrong.
Your fish could be stressed.
Your water quality might not be where it should be.
What size is your tank and what are your test readings for ammonia, nitrites, pH, and nitrates?
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Re: ill or just fat & lazy...
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 06:41:13 AM »

Like Minde said, there usually is a problem with the water quality when a fish is sitting on the bottom, BUT, parasites or other illnesses can also be involved. First step is to have your water tested, if you don't have a water test kit of your own, go to the pet shop and have it checked there! Post the numerical results here on the forum, please.
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