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my fantail
« on: March 27, 2010, 07:50:32 AM »

my fish is laying on the bottom of the tank on its side for 2 weeks now. what can i do
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Re: my fantail
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 10:55:19 AM »

Use Melafix and aquarium salt according to directions.  This might help but 2 weeks is an awfuly long time to let your fish suffer without asking for help.  It might be too late.  Undecided
Good Luck!
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Re: my fantail
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 06:29:06 PM »

Most health problems originate with poor water quality.  If the fish are swimming in water that has the wrong pH or high ammonia, then they can become stressed and run down, thus making them vulnerable to attack by the parasites, fungus and bacteria that are always present in water.  The key to healthy fish is therefore good water quality.  Be careful not to overfeed, do regular partial water changes, and make sure your filter is working effectively.  If the fish do become sick, then daily partial changes of a third of the water can help, as well as various medications.

I agree with mindemae, hope it is not too late Sad
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Re: my fantail
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010, 09:31:49 PM »

I agree with Mindemae.. It may be too late to save your fish. Try the melafix, keeping an eye on the water... Do you test the water regularily?
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