11-02-2008, 12:28 PM
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Ok, what type of water test kit do you own? When you go to get a new one I recommend an API liquid master test kit, it tests for ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, and pH. If you already have an API test kit then the glass tubes hold 5 ml. I'm not sure about the other ones though.
To me it sounds like swim bladder... But when you say he is all curled up it sounds like terrible water quality or worse case fish TB. and in that case you should be keeping your hands out of the tank, if none of your other fish are showing the same symptoms then I really doubt it would be TB.
Swim bladder isn't really contagious... Because it has many causes, such as over feeding, poor water quality, plus bacterial infections can cause swim bladder issues, so my questions are how often do you preform water changes? How much water do you change? And how often / how much food do you feed? Do you notice a lot of uneaten food that floats to the bottom? This also contributes to poor water quality.
Another thing I noticed is that your guppy and algae eater would really appreciate a heater where as your goldfish... Not so much, they are not really compatible fish.