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Henry
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upside down & bloated
« on: October 12, 2009, 10:41:29 AM »

About a month ago this pearlscale nearly died.  I moved it and whizzed it around in the water until he recovered somewhat. The other fish acted oxygen deprived. This happened after my small outdoor pond had received a lot of rain.  I removed about two-thirds of the water and added new. Everything returned to normal except this one. Now it hangs upside down on the bottom. It has increased in size by at least a third. Every day I think it's a goner but it just keeps hanging there. Oh my.... it's breaking my heart.  Any suggestions?
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Stas
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Re: upside down & bloated
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 08:15:04 PM »

Hi,
It's sad reading your description about your beloved goldfish.  It looks like a very beautiful pearlscale from the picture. Organ failure can sometimes cause a goldfish to bloat up like that. If that's the case , i'm not sure there is much that can be done for it. 

One thing you can try is to take it to an aquatic veterinarian (not a cat/dog vet). Maybe one these professionals will have a way to save it. Here's a website that lists aquatic vets in your area.

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I hope your fish will get better.
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Henry
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 09:35:00 PM »

Thank you for the tip.  Thank you for understanding how a person can care about a fish.  I've had this fish for about 4 years.
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Re: upside down & bloated
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009, 12:22:36 PM »

The calico pearlscale died this morning and was buried at the foot of a red rose bush.  I said goodbye to "Callie" and I know she is not in an ill body any more. Cry   Next spring she will bloom and so, life goes on.  Smiley
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Re: upside down & bloated
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 10:59:34 PM »

I have a little calico named calli too Smiley
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