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Tansy
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My Oranda is swimming on her back 95% of the time
« on: September 04, 2016, 01:47:32 PM »

1. How big is your tank:  5 gal

2. For how long has the tank been set up:  3 years

3. How many fish:1

4. What kind of fish:  Fantail Oranda

5. What are the water parameters:    Ammonia.....?....ppm
                                                            Nitrite........?......ppm
                                                            Nitrate.........?....ppm
                                                            pH..........................
                                                            Temp...........22....degrees Celsius

6. How often do you perform water changes:  monthly

7. How big are your waterchanges:      100....................%

8. What kind of waterconditioner are you using: Tetra - aquasafe

9. Do you add beneficial bacteria: Just the white pellets pouch provided  with tank - gently rinced monthly

10. Symptoms your fish is showing:  swimming on her back mostly -- appears too bloated -- feed her TetraFin floating pellets.  Read that cooked peas can help and they do to a point. 

11. Since when does your fish show these symptoms:    for the past 4 months

12. How is the normal behaviour of your fish:  Appears active and happy other than doing a backstroke!!

13. How do the other fish behave: N/A

14. Post pics of the sick fish:

15. Do you have a filter on your tank, what kind, how big (gallons per hour).  ??  A flow through filter that came with the tank

16. Do you provide extra aeration with an air pump and air stone/diffuser of some kind.  No other than the Air pump provided.

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Tansy
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Re: My Oranda is swimming on her back 95% of the time
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 09:02:43 PM »

I might have solved the problem myself.   Have cut way back on food pellets ..and fed a couple of cooked peas a day ..she is swimming normally now
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Stephanie
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Re: My Oranda is swimming on her back 95% of the time
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 05:14:17 AM »

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Tansy
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Re: My Oranda is swimming on her back 95% of the time
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 11:04:04 AM »

Thanks for this .but likely didn't cut back enough on food.  Lost Goldie a few months back ..miss her!
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