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Injured Goldfish help!
Old 11-16-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
Injured Goldfish help!

Hi everyone,
I'm not a fish expert and I need some help.
I've got a goldfish at home, and it seems to have injured its peduncle (I think that is the right term, it's just before the tail fins). Now, it's unable to swim properly and it's floating at the top of the fish tank sideways with the injured part exposed out of the water. I can tell it's injured because the part of its peduncle is bulging and irregular. The fish seems to be healthy though.

Can I get any advice on what to do?

Excuse me for my poor explaining.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
Can you fill out as much as you can I'll try and help

1. Size of tank?

2. Water parameters
a. Ammonia?
b. Nitrite?
c. Nitrate?
d. pH, KH and GH?
e. Test kit?

3. Temperature?

4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)?

5. How long the aquarium has been set up?

6. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them?

7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)?

8. a. Any live plants? Fake plants?
b. Sand, gravel, barebottom?
c. Rocks, woods, fancy decors? Any hollow decors?

9. a. Filtration?
b. Heater?

10. a. Lighting schedule? What lights are used?
b. Any sunlight exposure? How long?

11. a. Water change schedule?
b. Volume of water changed?
c. Well water, tap water, RO water?
d. Water conditioner used?
e. Frequency of gravel/sand (if any) vacuumed?

12. Foods?
How often are they fed?

13. a. Any abnormal signs/symptoms?
b. Appearance of poop?
c. Appearance of gills?

14. a. Have you treated your fish ahead of diagnosis?
b. What meds were used?

15. Insert photos of fish in question and full tank shot if necessary.

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