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zhillis 12-10-2011 11:28 PM

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.

redchigh 12-10-2011 11:40 PM

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.

zhillis 12-10-2011 11:46 PM

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?

redchigh 12-10-2011 11:56 PM

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.

zhillis 12-11-2011 12:00 AM

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?

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