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Poorly Goldfish
March 23, 2007
4:30 pm
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Amy
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My friend got her goldfish about 3 days ago, but is sick now, she said it was swimming sideways/along the ground like it couldnt get up. It only stopped hiding behind its plants last night. Any idea why its like this? /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

March 25, 2007
4:12 pm
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Well...

As I said to you t'other day, sounds like the poor little thing is stressed - may well have had a heart attack. It sounds like it wasn't bought from the best stock in the first place, then if it suffered a long journey home as well, it hasn't got much of a chance.

It could have swimbladder issues, but sounds more like a stress-induced heart attack.

Let us know how it got on though /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

March 25, 2007
6:15 pm
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Hi Amy. Congrats on the first ever fish-related post here! Can you supply any of the following bits of info, as it would help with a diagnosis:

  • What form of gold fish is it? Is it the standard shape or one of the 'fancy' rounded varieties?
  • How long has the tank been set up for?
  • Was the filter matured before any fish were added?
  • Did your friend add any chemical products to the raw tapwater?
  • How long was the fish in the bag for?
  • Was the fish acclimatised to the new tank or just thrown straight in when it was brought home?
  • Is it swimming normally now?

Cake or death?
March 30, 2007
9:37 pm
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Hey /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

It's a normal looking goldfish, yellow colour. Tank was just setup the night before, think she added dechlorinator that the shop provided.

Fish was in the bag for quite a while, fairly long metro journey back.

It seems to be ok now! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> Still alive /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

April 16, 2007
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Good news! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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