Swim Bladder?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Evanwd, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Evanwd

    EvanwdValued MemberMember

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    My girlfriend is texting me in a panic is this swim bladder? What's best treatment he keeps going sideways. I suspect it's from over feeding but not sure.
     
  2. RyanLewisValued MemberMember

    Stop feeding floating pellets if you are and feed peas without the skin on them. Pellets won't help with swim bladder issues.
     
  3. kayla.s

    kayla.sWell Known MemberMember

    Hard to tell from the pictures, but if the fish is having a hard time keeping itself down (always floating up or on its side) then yes SBD could be the problem. There are a few options here, one is to either fast the fish for a day or two and see if it improves. Two, try feeding the fish half a deshelled, cooked pea to clear out his system. If he won't have the pea, try the fasting first to get him hungry. Goodluck and let us know if you come right
     
  4. kayla.s

    kayla.sWell Known MemberMember

    Hard to tell from the pictures, but if the fish is having a hard time keeping itself down (always floating up or on its side) then yes SBD could be the problem. There are a few options here, one is to either fast the fish for a day or two and see if it improves. Two, try feeding the fish half a deshelled, cooked pea to clear out his system. If he won't have the pea, try the fasting first to get him hungry. Goodluck and let us know if you come right
     
  5. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    hard to tell but, but don't feed him for 2-3 days then feed 1 chopped boiled de she'll pea.

    if that's doesn't work out then try Epsom salt. 1/8 teaspoon per 5 gallons of water , make sure you dissolve the Epsom salt before adding to the tank.

    also what are your current parameters?
     




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