Swim Bladder Disease...

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    May 13, 2009 4:26 AM GMT
    On my Red Cap Oranda. I've been a golfish hobbyist for years but can't seem to right the problem on this fish.

    It's a huge show quality fish the size of my hand and would like to keep it around.

    Any ideas?
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    May 13, 2009 5:00 AM GMT
    Feed your fish a couple of peas. That's right, peas. Just get some frozen peas, thaw them, and feed them to your fish. A professor of fish medicine at N.C. State College of Veterinary Medicine has done this in several cases with very good results. He thinks that the peas somehow encourage destruction of the impaction. No hard scientific data yet, but it's worth a try.

    Way More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Swim Bladder Disease
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    http://www.netpets.org/fish/reference/freshref/swimbldr.html

    Let me know if this works, Caslon... icon_wink.gif
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    May 13, 2009 5:23 AM GMT
    Very good Caslon, of all the people here I never expected a response from you about Swim Bladder disease!

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    Caslon10000 saidFeed your fish a couple of peas. That's right, peas. Just get some frozen peas, thaw them, and feed them to your fish. A professor of fish medicine at N.C. State College of Veterinary Medicine has done this in several cases with very good results. He thinks that the peas somehow encourage destruction of the impaction. No hard scientific data yet, but it's worth a try.

    Way More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Swim Bladder Disease
    by Douglas H Thamm

    http://www.netpets.org/fish/reference/freshref/swimbldr.html

    Let me know if this works, Caslon... icon_wink.gif
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    May 13, 2009 7:28 AM GMT
    swimming upside down, doing funky shit and now swim bladder problems..

    You sure pick the best fish don't ya icon_razz.gif
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    May 13, 2009 11:42 PM GMT
    Raise the tank temp, feed a variety of things and keep the water really clean. These things have sometimes worked for me, but next time I'll give peas a chance.
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    May 17, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    Ouch. Show quality, how old is it? icon_sad.gif

    Is it defecating? If it isn't it could be intestinal problems.Don't feed it DRY pellets. Soak the food before feeding it to goldfish to avoid air bubbles in the food. And don't overfeed it, especially since fancy goldfish have a tendency to eat every single thing fed to them. Most of the swim bladder problems in goldfish is caused by digestive problems.

    Also change the water and clean the filters. It could be bacterial or viral, in which case it'd be easier for them to recover if their environment is cleaner. As always be careful when moving them around when cleaning tanks. A sudden change in water temp can kill fish, but I'm sure you know that already. I think it's also recommended to move the fish to a shallower tank to lessen discomfort.

    Also the pea thing is simply about taking care of possible impaction of food in the digestive tract. And yeah, I think it's also worth a try.

    But I'd be very careful concerning treatment, if this is an old fish. It would really suck if it died. Why not ask a vet first?

    In my fishkeeping days, I've had several die of it. icon_neutral.gif One was a 3-4 year old black moor that was already showing the bronzing of age... it was my favorite of the bunch too. icon_cry.gif We didn't have goldfish specialists here back then.