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I hope I can give you all the info you need to help me, so I'll try. Sorry I don't have water parameters, but I feel like it's an emergency. Also, the water is all fresh and I slowly got her used to the water before I put her in. Penny is 4 and a half years old and not the healthiest fish in the world. She was in a 55 with 4 other goldfish. I have just moved her to a 20 gallon hospital tank today. She's been having issues with bloating for a while now. I've tried all different kinds of foods and they all made her bloated. The black on her belly looked like it was going away, but then stopped and hasn't gone away. There is also black on the bottom of her tail. She was doing ok in the hospital tank after I fed her because she hasn't been getting enough nutrition. I fed her the frozen blood worms that I bought at petsmart. She was looking perkier and more active. Then I made a mistake. I saw a hair sticking out of her mouth and tried to pull it. I think I accidentally hurt her. I stopped when I saw a blood worm and some blood come out of her mouth. Now she's just sitting on the bottom. I put in stress coat because I figured I stressed her out really bad. I'm not sure if I fed her too much or if I hurt her. Can anyone help me?
Hi all, About three months ago my mother noticed that one of her fish had gotten slightly fat on one of it's sides. As time progressed, it slowly became more and more bloated to the point where it became very difficult for it to swim and it would spend all of it's time sitting on the bottom of the tank. A month later it was isolated into it's own tank. At this point it had displayed another symptom where it was struggling to eat. It would actively try to find and swallow pellets/peas but end up having to spit it out afterwards. We had thought that it was suffering from constipation so my mother did not feed anything to it for a while. A week later, it was able to consume food as usual but it remained bloated and mostly motionless. It has been several months now and the symptoms remain the same. It would sit on the same corner day in day out, only moving when startled or when it's feeding time. I do not have a test kit at this time so I am unable to provide test results. I will post the test results as soon as I am able to obtain one (which may be in 1 or 2 days time). * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? - 5.28 Gallons (20 Litres) - About two months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? - Unkown * How often do you change the water and how much? - Every week - 10% water change * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? - 5 days - 10% water change * How many fish in the tank and their size? - No other fish is in the tank * What kind of water additives or conditioners? - Aquarium salt BEFORE it had been isolated - Currently none * What do you feed your fish and how often? - Initially peas, but not anymore as it is unable to eat them when they fall to the bottom - Now it gets fed "Goldfish Granules" pellets - Once a day * Any new fish added to the tank? - No * Any medications added to the tank? - "Melafix" during each water change * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. - Tried feeding it peas (roughly two months ago) - Isolated into another tank (roughly two months ago) - Add Melafix during each water change (roughly two months ago) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? - Tail appears a bit damaged but not too sure about this - Very bloated * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? - Stays at the bottom of the tank in the same corner everyday. - Recently has a lot trouble sitting itself upright (would fall over or sit at odd angles). - It does not move unless startled or when eating. - Initially it had problems eating (it would attempt to swallow the food but spit it out after a while), however this symptom seems to be gone for now. Images for reference Pictures from one year ago I realize that waiting months before finally seeking help is pretty horrific but time constraints haven't really allowed for it. It might be too late to do anything to help, but any advice would still be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level 0.25 (ammonia levels from the tap is also 0.25!) * Nitrite Level - 0 * Nitrate level - 10ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Drops * Water temperature? 70 oF * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 60 litres (15.8 US Gal) * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval 3 Plus * How often do you change the water and how much? Weekly - 20 litres (33%) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today and 20 Litres * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 fish (2 inches and 1.5 inches) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Just dechlorinator * What do you feed your fish and how often? TetraFin Gold Japan - sinking pellets, 3/4 pellets twice a day. * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. N/A * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Explained below Over the last week or two, one of my fish (Hugo) has been floating at the surface pretty consistently after we feed him. I'm pretty concerned because I initially though he had just had too much to eat but he seems to be getting floaty after every meal, regardless of how much he has eaten. I've noticed that after he eats he gulps air at the surface of the tank. Hugo has nearly always done this but now I'm certain he's swallowing it rather than just passing it through his gills. Our other fish does this as well to some extent, but he is perfectly fine and isn't floating at all. Hugo can swim down (and does so whenever we walk in front of the tank) but he is pulled back to the surface by his tail, so he just floats at the surface and looks sad. Sometimes he flips over whilst swimming but I have never found him upside down resting at the surface. I find air bubbles in his poop so I'm sure he is swallowing air, after he passes the air bubbles he is back to normal and perfect. However this usually takes him between 6-8 hours and so for most of the time he's floating. I have started soaking his pellets to try and get rid of any air from them but that doesn't seem to make much difference (I have been doing this consistently for a week). I have been feeding him peas fairly regularly to try and flush him out. However I read on a different thread that feeding peas lots can in fact make bloatedness worse, is this true?. I will stop feeding him peas regardless in case this is the case! Please can anyone suggest a course of action? I don't know what to do to help him. I'm not sure why he is swallowing air but that is definitely the reason for him floating. Could there by an underlying problem here? He seems fine after he has passed the bubbles and is acting perfectly normal otherwise. Any help you can give I would greatly appreciate! Thanks!
Changed water 2 weeks ago, half tank, as usually. Yesterday fish was fine, in the morning i noticed that his head a bit bigger, came closer to the fish tank and his body went bigger too! like he has air in him. But I know its not from overfeding nad he doesnt swm on one side. Head was alright, but eyes were a bit poped out kinda. Looks like pregnant, but he is not. I ve read smwhere that it could be caused by decreased water quality. Any ideas? We never check ammonia and nitrate levels, only ph. Its always a bit alkaline but I know they like alkaline...Basicly conditions are the same buy Bluey went sick. You can see how scales on his body stretched too. Poor fish, I hope he ll be fine untill I ll get home from work and will do smth about him... BTW he is comet, maybe 5 cm long, not old