What do you mean by soaking it in the food? And how much Empson salt do I use?Sarcasm Included said:The swim bladder is what the fish uses to maintain it's high in the water, increasing it's buoyancy raises him in the water, while decreasing allows him to go to the bottom. Bacterial infections, kidney failure, and severe constipation causes him to loose control of the swim bladder frequently making it expand or in your case increase the buoyancy so that he may not maintain upright position. In order to treat internal bacterial infection, he needs to be treated with an antibiotic, of which Kanamycin( sold as Kanaplex) is one of the best. You can treat the water but soaking it in the food and feeding works much better and faster. Epsom salt reduces swelling by decreasing retention of fluid which can ease the symptoms, where methylene blue helps with healing through increasing oxidation of cells and is a minor bactericide.
It also has to be pure Empson salt too correct?newbie33 said:What do you mean by soaking it in the food? And how much Empson salt do I use?