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Old 08-23-2012, 03:59 PM   #31
 
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i feed nls medium sinking pellets and i make sure they sink. what do you do about a swim bladder disease? one of my goldies is flipping upside down but it is able to right itself.
A disease is a problem caused by a pathogen. It's more like a swim bladder disorder. Because of the bulbous bodies of fancy goldfish, the two lobes of their swim bladder are deformed and don't always function properly. Another thing that can make them "float" is gas in the GI tract which is caused by wheat and binders in fish food. This kind can be "cured" by avoiding food with wheat binders. Yes even NLS can cause floaty problems in goldfish.

This is a great article about swim bladder issues in goldfish: Swim Bladder/Flip Over
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:09 PM   #32
 
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So Mel's isn't good? Also I plan on getting some peas tomorrow to feed weekly.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:50 AM   #33
 
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Peas actually aren't the best for swim bladder problems; they are a starchy veggy. You want to feed goldfish green veggies like kale and zucchini. Blanched spinach is best for swim bladder problems. NLS is a great food, but because it is a pellet, some fancy goldfish still have problems with it. The next step is gel food or an all fresh food diet.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:45 AM   #34
 
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What about turnip greens? I can feed that every night bc I feed it to my bearded dragon
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #35
 
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That's another good one to feed goldfish. But it won't be a complete diet on its own.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:46 AM   #36
 
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Ok. Can I feed the NLs if they're eating it?
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #37
 
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Maybe with some greens in their diet, they won't be as floaty. Try feeding 2 parts greens to every one part pellet. If that doesn't work you'll have to find another food option.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:08 PM   #38
 
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What do u mean by that?
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #39
 
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It means that he needs more greens in his diet than pellets. Meaning that for every pellet you feed him, he needs roughly double the amount of greens.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:01 PM   #40
 
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Everyday? What 2 veggies are best?
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