Hi everyone! I have had my two goldies for almost 6/7 years. They are thriving and a nice size, and doing well except for Bob... she STILL bobs after eating almost ANYTHING. And yes, everything... I've tried ALL the gel foods, made my own, frozen worms, flakes, pellets soaked, sometimes Peas etc. the only things she doesn't bob after eating are: Leafy greens like Kale, Spinach, seaweed and the Food Triangles that you drop in because you're going out of town. I feel bad because i know she won't get all the nutrition from just leafy greens, but not sure what to do... She'll float at the top for like 12 hours then come down ravenous to eat again then float again then collapse at the bottom after days of doing this. Any ideas???? Are leafy greens enough?? Thanks!
Hello! I am so happy to be able to get some help here, thank you! My goldfish Bob has been laying on the bottom of the tank for a few days now. She has suffered on and off w/ floating/swimbladder issues since I got her (hence her name!) - She is about 5/6 years old. She is in a 30 gallon tank with one other fish. She has been doing great the past few weeks w/o any incidence, and then all of a sudden, she started floating again. Often after a night of floating, she'll lay exhausted on the bottom of the tank the next day and I'll turn the light off so she can rest, but she is not bouncing back. She is still hungry and I've been trying peas to get things moving, but I haven't seen any poop come out. She will zoom up to the top of the tank from time to time but then sink backdown- so she seems enthusiastic and hungry. Thank you! Antonia Here's a video of her: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RT7T947dK-c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Other pertinient info: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 ppm * Ph Level, Tank PH 7.4 (our tap/well water is 7.0/7.2) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Master Test Kit * Water temperature? 68 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30 - 2.5 years What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 50 Gallon * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% + every week 80% once a month * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? - 6 days ago 80%* How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 - 5 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Mazuri gel 5B0D gel for herbivores 2x/day plus peas and parboiled greens from time to time * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No