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This is a discussion on Swim bladder issue?? within the Hospital Section forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; Sooo one of my fancy goldfish - a lionhead, about 2 years old - has been nose down for about ...

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    Unhappy Swim bladder issue??

    Sooo one of my fancy goldfish - a lionhead, about 2 years old - has been nose down for about a month now. I've tried fasting, peas, medicated foods and nothing seems to help. Was reading on another thread that it might be that the water's not hard enough, but the tank's GH is high (around 10dH). The tank is also buffered with crushed coral/oyster shells and the PH/KH is within normal readings.

    The only thing left I can think of is that he's just got something wrong inside... the other 2 goldfish are totally fine.
    I'm wondering if, at this point, I should put him out of his misery or if there is anything I can do as a last ditch attempt to save him? The last 2 days he's been nose down either in the bottom corner or next to the filter intake - it's so sad to sit here on the couch and see him like this!
    Any advice is GREATLY appreciated!
    30g rimless tank - fancy goldfish (pearlscale, black moor & panda moor)
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    5g EcoPico - glowlight tetras & male Endlers
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    + 2 small doggies (mama Chihuahua & her crazy Chorkie puppy) + 2 big kittehs (Karl Pants & Ned the Maine Coon)

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    What are the water parameters besides the GH? What types of foods do you feed?
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    PH - 7.2/7.6
    Kh - around 60 mg/L (low?)
    Ammonia/Nitrite - 0

    feeding shelled peas, blanched zucchini, medi-gold/jump start (non-medicated food: Hikari sinking pellets for fancy goldfish). Not feeding daily, about every 2nd-3rd day.

    He (actually I think its a she) was swimming around a little bit for a few minutes at a time today but still goes back to the same corner, nose down
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    30g rimless tank - fancy goldfish (pearlscale, black moor & panda moor)
    10g rimless lightly planted tank - Endlers & Otos
    5g EcoPico - glowlight tetras & male Endlers
    4g rimless - male & female Bettas

    + 2 small doggies (mama Chihuahua & her crazy Chorkie puppy) + 2 big kittehs (Karl Pants & Ned the Maine Coon)

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    Here's a photo, next to the filter intake...

    30g rimless tank - fancy goldfish (pearlscale, black moor & panda moor)
    10g rimless lightly planted tank - Endlers & Otos
    5g EcoPico - glowlight tetras & male Endlers
    4g rimless - male & female Bettas

    + 2 small doggies (mama Chihuahua & her crazy Chorkie puppy) + 2 big kittehs (Karl Pants & Ned the Maine Coon)

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    Anybody have any suggestions/tips for helping my fish?
    30g rimless tank - fancy goldfish (pearlscale, black moor & panda moor)
    10g rimless lightly planted tank - Endlers & Otos
    5g EcoPico - glowlight tetras & male Endlers
    4g rimless - male & female Bettas

    + 2 small doggies (mama Chihuahua & her crazy Chorkie puppy) + 2 big kittehs (Karl Pants & Ned the Maine Coon)

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    Here's a clip of him doing his thing for reference YouTube - handicap Fish
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    poor guy
    its almost like hes bungee jumping

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    Thanks for posting the clip... so sad
    That's him being active too, usually just sitting nose down on the bottom in a corner (like the photo).
    30g rimless tank - fancy goldfish (pearlscale, black moor & panda moor)
    10g rimless lightly planted tank - Endlers & Otos
    5g EcoPico - glowlight tetras & male Endlers
    4g rimless - male & female Bettas

    + 2 small doggies (mama Chihuahua & her crazy Chorkie puppy) + 2 big kittehs (Karl Pants & Ned the Maine Coon)

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    ??? Any advice? please?
    30g rimless tank - fancy goldfish (pearlscale, black moor & panda moor)
    10g rimless lightly planted tank - Endlers & Otos
    5g EcoPico - glowlight tetras & male Endlers
    4g rimless - male & female Bettas

    + 2 small doggies (mama Chihuahua & her crazy Chorkie puppy) + 2 big kittehs (Karl Pants & Ned the Maine Coon)

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    I have tried everything with my frontosa and no luck very hard to cure sorry
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