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Help! My goldfish is lying face first on the gravel

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Help! My goldfish is lying face first on the gravel
Old 01-23-2014, 10:41 PM   #1
 
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I just noticed today that my Black Moor Goldfish (Sylvester) is lying on his face in the gravel in one corner. He swims around occasionally and goes back to the same spot in the same position. What do I do?
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:44 PM   #2
 
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Hope for the best. Turn off lights and leave it alone. It may bounce back, but if not,
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:42 PM   #3
 
Not sure how old your goldfish is. It does sound as if he is sick, but I would not guess at diseases. Continue to change his water; water changes always help with illness. Stop feeding him for a while if you still are feeding. It may be that he is constipated.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:45 PM   #4
 
I did start with goldfish and had several problems with them becoming constipated.
Once I found tropicalfishkeeping when I wanted to learn how to care for tropical fish, I discovered that goldfish are one of the more difficult fish to care for. They also need a lot of room to grow.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:43 PM   #5
 
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test tank water,test source water,post results.large water changes for goldies weekly 60% with gravel vacs.same temp dechlorinated water.feed peas for constipation.keep feeding peas only,until green feces show up.then feed quality soaked pellets and supplement with peas 3-4 times weekly to keep intestines clear.clean water is the best medicine.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:27 AM   #6
 
i stay away from gold fish for several reasons, size mostly, temperatures are so-so, more concerned with size, ... i don't get tanks big enough for larger fish, the goldfish grew, ... ate all my tetras

then i looked into how large they get, ... wow, that's like a 12" fish, no wonder they kept growing so fast

that was years ago, learned a lot since then.
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:30 AM   #7
 
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i stay away from gold fish for several reasons, size mostly, temperatures are so-so, more concerned with size, ... i don't get tanks big enough for larger fish, the goldfish grew, ... ate all my tetras

then i looked into how large they get, ... wow, that's like a 12" fish, no wonder they kept growing so fast

that was years ago, learned a lot since then.
I'm sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:07 AM   #8
 
How large is the tank, what is the filtration, parameters and inhabitants?
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:48 AM   #9
 
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10 gallon, fluval aquaclear 100 gph, pH 8, ammonia 0.1, nitrite 0, nitrate 7, 1 black moor goldfish and 1 fantail (both 2 inches long aprox.)
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:38 PM   #10
 
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every time your test shows ammonia do water change.50% water change asap.your tank is not cycled,read nitrogen cycle sticky.

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