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post #1 of 2 Old 02-11-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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swimbladder remedy

one of my neon Glofish tetras has swimbladder and was curious what the best cure is
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As far as I know, there is not a cure. If the fish is unable to swim normally, by constantly upending, summersaulting, floating, etc. This can be brought on by various issues and without pinning that down it is best not to treat the tank for this or that as this is usually not cantagious in itself.

I find that such fish never recover; sometimes they can go on for weeks like this, if they are able to eat. Frequently feeding is difficult and they tend to waste away, presumably dying of starvation. I usually don't leave the fish in the tank, especially if other fish are after it.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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