Swim bladder problems

Sean P Rooney

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PLEASE HELP! Several days ago, one of my guppies started floating and swimming only sideways. I thought it wouldn't spread so I just left the guppy in the tank with the other fish and took it out to do epsom salt baths to treat its swim bladder problem. It didn't work, and I found the guppy floating dead at the top of the tank this morning. Now, one of my glowlight tetras has the exact same symptoms...this is very concerning because I thought the problem was exclusive to that guppy and now it is spreading to other fish. What should I do?? Please help, I don't want this to wipe out my whole tank
 

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Sean P Rooney said:
PLEASE HELP! Several days ago, one of my guppies started floating and swimming only sideways. I thought it wouldn't spread so I just left the guppy in the tank with the other fish and took it out to do epsom salt baths to treat its swim bladder problem. It didn't work, and I found the guppy floating dead at the top of the tank this morning. Now, one of my glowlight tetras has the exact same symptoms...this is very concerning because I thought the problem was exclusive to that guppy and now it is spreading to other fish. What should I do?? Please help, I don't want this to wipe out my whole tank
Hmmm. What is the temperature in your tank? I've heard that sometimes having too low temperatures in a tank cause eventually lead to swim bladder. And what are the water parameters?
 

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