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Yeah what's wrong with it. All fish swims normal. But when I turn on the light for the tank, it stop simming, it sits in the bottom on the tank and it rarely swims. 10x
 

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Re: What is wrong with this fish.

Which fish are you talking about?
 

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Re: What is wrong with this fish.

If the fish is a catfish then that's perfectly normal behavior, at least for most catfish. If this isn't a catfish there's something wrong.
 
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Re: What is wrong with this fish.

I am talking about goldfish. Why do they lay down on the bottom of the tank. All the time
 

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Re: What is wrong with this fish.

What kind of Goldfish is it? Is it laying down on its side?
 
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Re: What is wrong with this fish.

Its a v tail goldfish. It doesn't go aside. It just sit in the bottom of the tank on its stomach.
 
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I have a problem with a goldfish. First I want to ask that I read on a website that some goldfish do need a heater. seconde one of my goldfish keeplaying in the bottom of the tank, what wrong with it. I have a 33 gal tank with an internal filter that came with it. It circulates the water.
 

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My goldfish lay when they sleep. Is this at daytime?
Of cource, Dino is going to have a better answer than I could come up with in 5 years. ;D
 
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It does all the time not only at night or at day.
 

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I'm not Dino but I have a few questions to ask. Is its gills breathing rapidly? Is laying at its side?
 

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Re: What is wrong with this fish.

Do you have any tank mates with him?
 

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Gold fish are temperate fish, unlike most of the fish we keep, which are from tropic regions.
They do best in the 60-70 degree F range. So in most cases, a heater is not needed.
How many fish are in the tank and what is your water change schedule?
Several goldfish types are not active fish, such as the lion heads or celectrials.

Hopefully we can find out if there is a problem, and get your fish back on track.

Dino
 

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Dino said:
Gold fish are temperate fish, unlike most of the fish we keep, which are from tropic regions.
They do best in the 60-70 degree F range.  So in most cases, a heater is not needed.
How many fish are in the tank and what is your water change schedule?
Several goldfish types are not active fish, such as the lion heads or celectrials.

Hopefully we can find out if there is a problem, and get your fish back on track.

Dino
He said that his is a Vetail.
 

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Re: What is wrong with this fish.

Goldfish shouldn't be sitting on the bottom, that's for sure. What are your tank perameters--ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, and also temp? What are you feeding? Any tankmates? Does the fish have difficulty swimming or does he just seem to not want to? Is the fish exhibiting any other possible symptoms of disease or strange behaviors? What size is the tank?

whoa sorry about all the questions! We just don't know enough info to know what is wrong at this point.
 
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Re: What is wrong with this fish.

My tank is 29 gal tank. Yeah it has some tank mates(goldfish). The temperature is 27 degrees celcius because its really cold here at night. everything 0
 
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I have a v tail goldfish fish. and telescope eye goldfish. My tank is new I didnt do any water change yet. The filter circulates the water. Every 1 year I change the water. I added a heater because it gets really cold here at night that's y my LFS told me to put a heater. My tank is 29 gal. With a wand and 1 artificial plant.
 

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Re: What is wrong with this fish.

I'm going to merge this with your other thread as it seems to have the same subject and is about the same goldfish. Hope you don't mind
Carol
 

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