Upside down goldfish!

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Hi everybody,

Today I went to Petland to look at aquariums and after that I decided to go look at the fish.I went past the goldfish tank that had huge goldfish(I think they were oranda and shubunkin)and I noticed a goldfish floating upside down!The fish was still breathing normal and I thought it was about to die so I notified the manager.The manager then told me that the fish's equillibrium had gone bad and the fish sleeps upside down.I had never saw a fish that had that before and I thought that was very interesting.I thought that they should have got the fish out of the tank because each fish was going for about $300 and I thought that it would not attract business,especially if it was dead!
 

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$300 for a stinkin' goldfish??! I know what I'm breeding next...

I agree though, a deadish looking fish would be bad for business. Especially if they are that expensive.
 
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When I saw the price I thought:Who in the world would pay $300 for a goldfish?!Some were as big as a baseball or a little bit bigger but I still don't think it was worth $300.
 

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Swimming or floating upside down is a sign of problems with the swim bladder, not "equilibrium". Some well-bred fancy goldfish and koi of a good size can go for a couple hundred to a couple thousand dollars. However, if they do not even know the signs of disease, then they probably have just jacked up their prices due to the size of the goldies. I do have one little comet goldfish that swims and sleeps on her side. She was damaged in the egg and has a very crooked spine which makes it impossible for her to swim upright. She sleeps in the stems of my lily plants.
 

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Hi everybody,

Today I went to Petland to look at aquariums and after that I decided to go look at the fish.I went past the goldfish tank that had huge goldfish(I think they were oranda and shubunkin)and I noticed a goldfish floating upside down!The fish was still breathing normal and I thought it was about to die so I notified the manager.The manager then told me that the fish's equillibrium had gone bad and the fish sleeps upside down.I had never saw a fish that had that before and I thought that was very interesting.I thought that they should have got the fish out of the tank because each fish was going for about $300 and I thought that it would not attract business,especially if it was dead!
I had a goldfish with the same problem that would sleep like that. I thought it was really cute but I sometimes wonder if his swim bladder problems were what led to him getting dropsy later on.
 
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When I saw the fish I thought of swim bladder disease.You can't trust pet stores sometimes
 

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Hi everybody,

Today I went to Petland to look at aquariums and after that I decided to go look at the fish.I went past the goldfish tank that had huge goldfish(I think they were oranda and shubunkin)and I noticed a goldfish floating upside down!The fish was still breathing normal and I thought it was about to die so I notified the manager.The manager then told me that the fish's equillibrium had gone bad and the fish sleeps upside down.I had never saw a fish that had that before and I thought that was very interesting.I thought that they should have got the fish out of the tank because each fish was going for about $300 and I thought that it would not attract business,especially if it was dead!
By the way. Never pay $300 for a fish unless your name is Warren Buffet and that fish talks like an East German swimmer.
 
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