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jonno
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fish sick?
« on: January 28, 2010, 09:31:49 PM »
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hello all   i just changed water cleaned you know the routine but an hour later a couple of my pals started acting as if they have bladder disorder they were fine before just a little worried i love em all any ideas out there? Huh
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Katarine
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 09:46:41 PM »
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It could be swimm bladder infection. Can you give a detailed description of what they're doing? Are they floating near the surface? are they eating? what are you feeding them, and how much? Did you check for excess nitrates and nitrites, as well as the pH? A little more information is needed, because it could be a number of things..
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jonno
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 09:57:45 PM »
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no water problems all levels great they were fed soaked food earlier one is sitting on the bottom one is at the surface on his side the rest a relaxing at or near the surface they just all seem a little lethargic not like they usually are they usually love you if you go by them right now they seem oblivious
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Katarine
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 10:15:28 PM »
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lets see here... I can only give you my best guess, seeing as how im not a fish expert at all. If you are feeding them well and there are no problems with the water then it COULD be a swim bladder infection. Not 100% sure. Ive heard from other people on here that feeding them boiled peas helps. Again, not 100% sure. I'd look around on this forum; many other people have experienced the same thing. You may find that someone else can answer your question a little more thoroughly than i can. Good luck!
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jonno
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 10:27:58 PM »
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thank you i appreciate your thoughts one of the pals did this before but i helped that little guy over the hump maybe the water i added was a little too cold it is freeezing out thanks again yours in the tank jonno
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010, 10:01:32 AM »
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It doesn't sound like swim bladder to me but stress.
You are probably right if the water was not the right temperature as the tanks and was on the colder side.
Did you add any aquarium salt?  This can help with stress issues as it has electrolyes and improves gill function.
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Katarine
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2010, 05:17:15 PM »
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crap. forgot about stress...
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