HELP! Swim Bladder Disease
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cichlids » HELP! Swim Bladder Disease

HELP! Swim Bladder Disease

This is a discussion on HELP! Swim Bladder Disease within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I have two fish that are responsive but swimming inverted. They are convict cichlids. I do not know how to cure this. Please advise. ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Blue Ram
Blue Ram
Kribensis
Kribensis
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
HELP! Swim Bladder Disease
Old 12-10-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
 
zhillis's Avatar
 
HELP! Swim Bladder Disease

I have two fish that are responsive but swimming inverted.

They are convict cichlids.

I do not know how to cure this. Please advise. Quarantine? Remedy?

Thank you in advance for helping my floating friends.
zhillis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
Sorry if it's not much help, but my only advice is to increase fiber... try feeding them some peas (squezed out of the skin) if they'll eat it.
redchigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 11:46 PM   #3
 
zhillis's Avatar
 
there are several other fish in the tank that are not exhibiting signs of the disorder, should i remove the three that are and place them in a quarantine tank?
zhillis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 11:56 PM   #4
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
People will probably argue with me.. but I say no.

In my experience, dropsy isn't caised by anything contagious, and it's better to not stress your fish out any more than neccessary.

If they become non-responsive and lethargic, then remove them. As long as they seem active, they have a chance.
redchigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 12:00 AM   #5
 
zhillis's Avatar
 
two are pretty active, however there is one that just sits upright in the corner of the tank, im thinking it best to remove him? do you concur?
zhillis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swim bladder disease chelle9278 Tropical Fish Diseases 2 03-12-2007 12:03 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:45 PM.