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ranchuandorandaluver
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Potential swim bladder?
« on: December 12, 2010, 01:20:17 PM »

I've been a bit concerned about my Oranda Lovebug. He has been swimming around the top of the tank, and sometimes spitting out whole bubbles!  Shocked He seemed a bit constipated but I fed him peas and he went to the bathroom right afterward. I don't really have much time to test the water right now, just enough to write this, but I will test it a little later today and post the results.
Thanks in advance!
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Nossie
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Re: Potential swim bladder?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 02:35:50 PM »

It's not swim bladder issues unless you notice that the fish actually has problems with keeping itself upright/on certain levels int he water. Some may float up really fast, and other may just sink. So if you notice that it's somehow floating by the surface, then it may be a problem. But spitting out bubbles is completely normal Smiley
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Mindemae
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Re: Potential swim bladder?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 02:50:10 PM »

Yes, but please still test your water and post the results here. Smiley
Any time your fish is acting a little bit from the normal behavior it doesn't hurt to test the water and make sure everything that way is alright.  Smiley
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Nossie
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Re: Potential swim bladder?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 06:58:48 AM »

Right! Testing the water is always good whenever you're insecure about your fishes' behavior! Smiley
Sometimes something could be wrong with the pH, or the nitrates being too high when a fish goes to the surface.
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fantailer
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Re: Potential swim bladder?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 04:49:49 PM »

Your fish is probably gasping air then spitting it out.
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Goldiegirl
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Re: Potential swim bladder?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2010, 12:53:49 PM »

Yes, I agree with fantailer. Doesn't sound like swim bladder to me either, considering boyancy issues aren't a factor (which is pretty much the definiton of swimbladder anyhow)  Wink My Opal is a gaspaholic, and when he takes a breath of air he often spits it out as a bunch of little bubbles or sometimes one giant bubble...but then again, he's a phsycho.
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