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chromiskid 03-20-2009 07:53 AM

Oranda goldfish need help asap
My oranda goldfish seems to be bleeding.. Im not sure if he is but hes lying on the bottom on the tank gulping for "air" is this the end? I will post some pics!! HELP WHAT SHOULD I DO???!?!?!?!:shock:

Anyone know what it is???!?!!??!

BlueHalo 03-20-2009 10:25 AM

so sorry Chromiskid, all i can suggest is a water change and some salt, looks like a bacterial infection, Ive tried many times to keep fancy goldfish and failed miserably every time, hopefully someone with something helpful will reply soon, all the best!

Twistersmom 03-20-2009 03:54 PM

Looks like it may be specticemia.
This can be caused by poor water quality, among other thing.
Do you know your ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels?
Keeping the water extra clean through water changes may help, if water quality is good, you may want to try a broad spectrum antibiotic.

chromiskid 03-20-2009 04:19 PM

i dont know the levels.. sorry. Im thinking about buying some distilled water and let him be in there.. would that be ok?

Twistersmom 03-20-2009 09:28 PM

I would just do a water change and add dechlorinated tap water.
If you do not have a water test kit, most fish stores will test your water for free.
If you cant make it to the fish store, maybe try doing 25% water changes every day for the next week.

willow 03-21-2009 05:30 AM

aww that's sad :(
he's a lovley looking fish too.

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