05-13-2013, 03:11 PM
| || | Goldfish possibly dying, laying on bottom of tank, barely moving, need help ASAP!!!
Last night I noticed that my comet goldfish, Tiffy, was acting extremely weird. She was lying on the bottom of her tank and not really moving. I decided to "wait and see" and left her overnight, though I doubted that she would survive. This morning I woke up and she was still alive, but looking worse. Her gills are now barely moving. Please help me, I've become very attached to this fish and don't want to lose her. Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallons. I know it is too small, but I keep the parameters in check and I plan to upgrade very soon.
What temperature is your tank? Around 72-75ºF.
Does your tank have a filter? Yes. It has a tetra whisper HOB filter. It is cycled.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Nope.
Is your tank heated? Nope.
What tank mates does your fish live with? One greater pond snail.
What type of food do you feed your fish? Tetra goldfish flakes.
How often do you feed your fish? Once daily.
How often do you perform a water change? About every 2 weeks, but I keep an eye on the parameters to make sure they are OK.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem Prime.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 40 ppm
pH: Didn't test the pH, but can if neccesary.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your fish's appearance changed? Clamped fins, minimal gill movement.
How has your fish's behavior changed?Sitting on bottom of tank, not reallly swimming around, lethargic.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last night.
Have you started treating your fish? Nope.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I have no idea. She was a feeder fish at PetSmart. I have had her about 3 years.
Please help me! I really need to know what to do, this is my favorite goldfish!!
Thank you so much,