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Hector Lo - 2009-03-22
Hi! I bought 2 ryukins on 18-3-2009! one orange, Lordy and one a bit calico, Lordy. They live with 3 black moors, but Lordy got sick and is now upside down, Poor fish! The other sick black moor died too! Poor fish! Pls pray for them!

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  • Emily - 2010-11-27
    I don't know if you still have your fish. But when they're floating upside down, or seem to struggle to go to the bottom of the tank. They have swim bladder problems. Feed them the inside of a frozen pea and they'll be back to normal within the day. Good luck.
  • Chris - 2012-09-24
    When the goldfish float upside down, they have the floaties. When they have the 'Swim-Bladder' problem they will have trouble being ale to get food into their mouths. To avoid the Floaty problem or 'Swim Bladder' problem with goldfish, soak the Flake food or Pellet food in water in a cup (make sure the 'fish food' drops to the bottom of the cup of water, shake the cup to make the fish food drop to the bottom of the cup). Once the fish food is sitting on the bottom of the cup of water, poor it into the fish tank. The fish can now eat the food at the bottom of the tank instead of goldfish gulping 'air' at the top of the tank trying to get the food. Goldfish gupling air at the 'top' of a tank trying to eat their fgood causes the Floating or Swim Bladder problem.
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jackie - 2012-10-09
bubble eye goldfish recently developed an air bubble in one of it's fluid sacs. how did this happen and what can i do to fix it?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-11
    That is a strange thing, I have never heard of them having air in the fluid sacs. I hope the air becomes absorbed. Let us know how it goes!
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Tania Rahman - 2012-10-10
i need help. i just purchased two black moor goldfish for a week. their size is 3inch. but for 3days i observe that their fins of all side come to be weak and they become slow. the length and wide of my tank are 18 and 6inch and 10inch high. i have another types of gold fish inside. what can i do now??????

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-11
    How many gallons is the tank?  These fish are not normally fast swimmers.
  • Anonymous - 2012-10-13
    my tank contains 6gallons (appox..).
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-13
    That tank is a bit small for them.  Try a 15 to 20 gallon tank with a filter and all should be fine. 
  • Tania Rahman - 2012-10-21
    thank you so much..
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Fran Stoll - 2012-10-11
One of my Comets in my pond filled with eggs earlier n the Spring. She hasn't been able to expel them. Now she's so large she can't swim well, isn't eating, and stays on the bottom away from other fish (koi, other comets and a couple of shebunkins. What should I do?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-11

    Having a goldfish get egg bound is very uncommon, but it has been known to happen. Signs that the female is in trouble include being very swollen, having trouble swimming, no appetite, and spends most of its time on the bottom.



    There is one treatment that is said to sometimes help a fish to either expell or reabsorb the eggs. This is giving the fish a bath in water with Epsom salts. Goldfish keepers use 1 tablespoon of Epsom salts per gallon of water, and leave the fish in for 15 minutes once a day, and no more than that. Also consider keeping the fish in a hospital tank during this time and treat with Maracyn, as it helps prevent infection from any retained eggs.


  • Fran Stoll - 2012-10-15
    Thanks for your comments. My comet seemed somehow in more imminent danger of dying than trying the Epsom salts for a few days. Unfortunately I was right as she died yesterday evening. This is the 2nd sarrasas comet I've had to get egg bound and I lost them both. But now I know to do the Epsom salts bath at first notice of a problem.
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-15
    Sorry for your loss.
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adarsh - 2012-05-26
i have a oranda redcap, i think he is male, bcoz bigger hood,long and double telfin, but a problem his hood is bigger and covered both eye so he can't see anything plz suggest what can i do for his big hood. Plz send email on adarsh.khandekar@gmail.com

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  • Valarie - 2012-10-20
    If your oranda's wen is still covering his eyes you need to trim it. There are several sites that demo how to do it. I trimmed my males wen in the summer and he is able to see and eat perfectly now. I used clove oil to sedate him-5-10 drops/ gallon of holding water tank with an bubble stone for 10 min. Then removed him to a wet soft towel and trimmed one side of his wen with sharp hair trimming scissors. The wen cuts easily but make sure you watch his eyes, so they are not injured while trimming his wen. I placed him back in the aerated water after a few min to reoxygenate him. After the trimming I held him in his tank until he woke up able 5 min making sure he was in breathing.
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George Bee - 2012-10-18
My red oranda is about 3 years old. It has developed a fleshy protrusion on its body near the base of the tail. It is flesh color about the size of a pecan nut. It has not had any effect on the orandas activity. Can anyone help me on what this is? Thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-18
    It could be a variety of things.  More of a description would help.  Could be a water quality issue or maybe parasites?  Start with the simple thing first and test your water.
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Anonymous - 2012-10-14
I have an absolutely beautiful 5 year old Comet who shares a 30 gallon tank with one that is about 3. They are buddies. All of a sudden the 5 year old is looking very lethargic and laying on the bottom of the tank or going to the top and hanging lengthwise down while its mouth is on the surface. I've read about all the diseases and except for this terrible lethargy, I can't see anything wrong. The 3 year old keeps right near his buddy and tries to make his friend swim around. Sometimes he does, but then drops back into his listless behavior. Please can you give me some advice how to help him? It's breaking my heart to watch this and I don't want him to die. Thanks.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-15
    I'm sorry to hear about your comet. Water quality is very often the problem when a fish becomes lethargic. But other things can contribute like a changes in the temperature or a change in water flow (for example if you moved the filter to another area of the tank), possibly some type of bullying problem, or there could be a parasitic problem. You can't always see these nuisances, but you can see behavioral changes in the fish



    I'd do a significant water change to start, check the tank parameters, and keep an eye on the fish to see if you notice anything else. If there's no change, then I'd look at treating. A simple treatment is to add aquarium salt (or any non-iodized salt) to the water at a ratio of  1/2 teaspoon per gallon. Also, there's a product called Pimafix you can use in conjunction with the salt that helps alleviate some of the trauma effects for the fish. A medication can also be used, at the pet store try to find a product match for the symptoms your seeing. Good luck!
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Michele - 2012-10-08
Hello, I have a Black Moore that is the size of a cricket ball. He is gorgeous but I have noticed that he has a blood spot at the bottom of one of his eyes now, on the inside. Possibly an injury??....I dont know, and am worried. Can anyone give some idea of what to do....if anything ?? Thankyou, Michele

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  • Michele - 2012-10-09
    Hi, thanks for that, although I do a water change EVERY Monday and all tests are OK. Could you tell me how I medicate the tank for a goldfish? I also have Discus and have an idea how to medicate them.....same ????
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-08
    Because of the Moors large extruding eyes they are very easily injuried.  Once injured this fish easily the can get bacterial infection in the injuried eye.  This can also be caused from poor water conditions after an injury.  Try a water change and maybe medicate the tank.
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Rene\' - 2012-09-28
My calico fantail developed a protozoan parasite problem which I have been treating with Quick Cure for almost a week now. It has been successful in ridding him of the 'gunk' on about a third of his body. Question: how long should I treat with this product and is it safe to try lightly rubbing with cotton tip to remove the gunk? I've been changing his treatment bowl...about a gallon...every night since it gets cloudy. Is this a good practice till he's well?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-28
    Most parasites have a life cycle, if you know what the parasite is, maybe you can find out what its cycle is. That would give you a good idea how long to treat. Also, maybe you can find out from the manufacturer suggestions for how long you can safely use their product.
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cooper - 2011-12-24
My bubble eyed gold fish(Bubbles) won't eat. I really need to know what the problem is. I took out one of my fake aquatic plants and he's starting to swm around and eat a little bit but I'm not sure and it scares me becues he might have a desease and he's in with my coy(golden). I just want some advice so i can do somthing to help bubbles

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-24
    I don't know there is anything wrong with your buble eye but they don't see well - which might be why you don't think he is going after the food. However, if he is not eating or behaving unusual in any way remove him from the other fish and put him in another tank ASAP. Then you can watch Bubbles and see his eating, pooping and swimming behaviors and make sure he is not ill. If he is ill you sure don't want it to spread.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-14
    These fish will usually pick at the food off the bottom as well. Doesn't sound like there is a problem. What is the tank temp?
  • AliceinWonderland - 2012-03-14
    Hi, bubby eyed goldfish can be difficult to feed because the bubbles block their peripheral side vision, and their eyes are often faced upwards, rather than on the side, like normal goldfish. Try dangling some blood worms from a tweezer in front of its mouth or some other food using a tweezers that would normally sink. They will eat the goldfish flake from the top of the water as that floats, but rarely food that sinks because they won't see it.
  • SHARON - 2012-09-15
    I have telescope fish, Black Moore, Celestial all with big eyes. My fish sometimes do not see the food. So I simply feed them from my finger. I have six in a 33 gallon long tank, 48' x 12.5 x 13.5 High with 2 filters a 30 and 15 plus to 2 air pump stones. My fish come right to me to eat off my fingers. This way I know they are fed. I keep my tank exceptionally clean of poop and amonnia with frequent water changes. This is so necessary with these fish to keep them from disease. I use the Master API liquid tester. These fish require a lot of observation daily to keep them healthy. I also I use spring bottled water with conditioner and stress zyme. So far I have not had any sick fish compared to friends that use tape water and change water only every two weeks. The most important thing with these fish is to keep a tank free of amonnia and poop, short tank to top for oxegen, and make sure the PH, Nitrite, nitrates etc. are all in the correct balance. These fish are very intollerable to water that I call not perfect for them. I love my big eyed fish and it is time consuming making sure they are healthy, but well worth it. I suggest two filtrations in a tank. If you have a 30 gallon, put a 30 at one end and a 15 at the other. If you have a 20 gallon, put a 20 and a 10. I use internal slim filters. Now using the New Internal Filter by Aqueon which is hard to find because it is new. I found it at Pet Smart and it works really great and very easy to use. Noting to put together. Sponge fliter is in cartage with carbon and pulls out easy to change. My tanks have never been brighter and clearer than they are now. Works for me so far.
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