Internal bubble in my fish?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by lwill, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. lwill

    lwillValued MemberMember

    My male sword has a bubble inside of him towards his tail. It's not distorting his body at all. Does anyone have any idea what this is?
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    This is the best picture I could get. He's a bit shy no thanks to a bully of a female sword. She was so mean to him I took her back to the store and traded her for some hornwort.


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  2. zinnaerris

    zinnaerrisValued MemberMember

    I do believe that's normal. I could be wrong but I think it's to help them with their balance? Equilibrium? I dunno the exact lingo. All of my fishies have a bubble too. Unless he's swimming g funny and is acting I'll I would assume it's just the norm.

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    lwill

    lwillValued MemberMember

    It could be the case but if so it was never visible until recently. He had unfortunately lost a ton of weight because of a bully fish. He would never come out of hiding. Just worried about him. Luckily he has been out more and eating more recently


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  4. zinnaerris

    zinnaerrisValued MemberMember

    Maybe some of the more experienced people can correct me if I'm wrong but I think that's part of the swim bladder? Maybe because he lost so much weight you can see it now. Is he acting and swimming ok?

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    lwill

    lwillValued MemberMember

    He swims fine when he chooses to swim, mostly he still hides and swims along the bottom but I feel like this is a fear reaction from being bullied. He's been much more active since I removed the big mean fish


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