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My goldfish needs help

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the fish has had been a bit bloated for a while, but all of a sudden it’s got really bloated and now is upside down a lot. 

Is there anything that can be done?




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I’m going to be upfront and say it’s not looking good, even just from this image.  If it has been going on awhile, the time to treat has probably passed.  But for us to help you further we need more information about this fish, the tank, and history of them both.  There may be something that can be rectified to help other livestock you have even if this one is too sick to save.


A few pictures of this fish before symptoms set in, and now in brighter light, as well as a top down view, would also help :)


Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level(Tank)

* Nitrite Level(Tank)

* Nitrate level(Tank)

* Ammonia Level(Tap)

* Nitrite Level(Tap)

* Nitrate level(Tap)

* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 

* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

* Water temperature?

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

* How often do you change the water and how much?

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

* How many fish in the tank and their size?

* What kind of water additives or conditioners?

* What do you feed your fish and how often?

* Any new fish added to the tank?

* Any medications added to the tank?

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

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