Goldfish Swimming Weird!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Nicholas04, Apr 17, 2017.

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    Nicholas04 New Member Member

    My comet goldfish just started swimming very disorientingly and is swimming in all directions and spiraling also, parameters are ok, just checked except for ph which is pretty high.
     
  2. Al913

    Al913 Fishlore VIP Member

    What size tank? What are the exact water parameters? What test kit are you using? Are there any tank mates? Did you just do a water change? Did you add anything into the tank?
     
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    Manoj Arora Valued Member Member

    Could you send a picture which can help us to identify any disease or injury
     




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    Nicholas04 New Member Member

    Ph is around 8 or above, he is in a 29 gallon tank, for nitrites, nitrates, chlorine, ph, alkalinity, and hardness I use tetra 6 in one strips and for ammonia I use API liquid test tubes, no tank mates, did a substantially large water change and added aquarium salt yesterday for constipation

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  5. Al913

    Al913 Fishlore VIP Member

    what are the numbers? How large of a water change(rough percentile)?

    Do you have pics?

    Did you treat with chlorine remover?
     
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    Nicholas04 New Member Member

    About 30%
     
  7. Al913

    Al913 Fishlore VIP Member

    Oh, 30% isn't that large :)
     
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    Nicholas04 New Member Member

    Not really no
     
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    pattybrown New Member Member

    Can you get 1/2 a green pea cooked, down him ? Sounds like he needs bloat relief. Check the ammonia !
     
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    Nicholas04 New Member Member

    Ammonia is fine and he won't eat

    Also I am absolutely sure that the ammonia is fine, I shook the heck out of the bottle
     
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  11. Al913

    Al913 Fishlore VIP Member

    I need the exact water parameters for the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, chlorine, and hardness
     
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    Nicholas04 New Member Member

    Nitrate 10ppm
    Nitrite 0ppm
    Hardness 150ppm
    Chlorine 0ppm
    Ph 8.0
    Alkalinity 80ppm
    Ammonia 0ppm

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    Could it possibly be swim bladder disease
     
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  13. Al913

    Al913 Fishlore VIP Member

    Do you have an airstone?

    If it was swim bladder disease it would be floating all the time rather than sinking also. It would also have big belly
     
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    Nicholas04 New Member Member

    I do have an airstone, should it be in or off

    What could it be then if not swim bladder?
     
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  15. MaddieTaylah

    MaddieTaylah Well Known Member Member

    Airstone will help with oxygenating the water.
     
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    Nicholas04 New Member Member

    What should I do? I don't want my fish to die
     
  17. PaulaMPi

    PaulaMPi Valued Member Member

    Was the fish acting unusual at all before the water change? Did you dechlorinate the water? How long has it not been eating?
     
  18. MaddieTaylah

    MaddieTaylah Well Known Member Member

    How long have you had the fish?
     
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    Nicholas04 New Member Member

    He hasn't eaten for about 3 weeks and before I changed the water, he had been sitting on the bottom of the aquarium, yes my water is dechlorinated

    He has been happy and healthy in his old ten Gallon for about a year, then when I moved him to the 30 gallon he stopped eating
     
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  20. PaulaMPi

    PaulaMPi Valued Member Member

    What have you tried to feed him?

    (I had a DG that stopped eating for two weeks, and I finally got him to eat when I offered him some different foods - he became very picky and would only eat a couple of bloodworms at a time for a while (!). He got a bit better for a little while, but ended up not being strong enough to make it more than a couple more weeks. He rested on the bottom mostly, and went vertical up at the surface near the end. I hope this is not the case for your goldy, but three weeks sounds like it is getting to be a long time to not eat :( )
     




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