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Re: Sick Goldfish

Post by Gregjam » Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:02 pm

All this negativity. I was hoping that those of us offering positive responses were able to help towards finding a remedy. I had a goldfish that had a swim bladder problem and swam around upside down for a long time leading a normal goldfish life albeit with a different perspective. This may be a similar problem and I know that in some cases antibiotic treatment helps but usually involves a separate hospital tank

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Re: Sick Goldfish

Post by Rob W » Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:32 pm

I had a problem with my pond at home and was told to put salt in it quite a bit as well , i cant remember the amout a gallon but google would help im sure.
Ive just googled it my self and mine had dropsy.
Treatment:

Dropsy is not easily cured. Some recommend that all affected fish be euthanized to prevent spread of the infection to healthy fish. However, if detected early it is possible to save affected fish. Treatment is geared towards correcting the underlying problem, and providing supportive care to the sick fish.

•Move sick fish to a hospital tank
•Add salt to hospital tank, 1 tsp per gallon
•Feed fresh high quality foods
•Treat with antibiotics

not sure if yours is the same?

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Re: Sick Goldfish

Post by kendo » Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:43 pm

Maybe it could be a twisted or deformed swim bladder. My sister has a lot of goldfish and large koi in her pond and i do remember one little Common Goldfish battling around at a funny angle but it did lead a normal life as far as we know.
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Re: Sick Goldfish

Post by Siani » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:08 pm

This is a TRUE story not a wind up!
I live in Poole (UK) near the bay. There are a few bird sanctuary’s near the coast to where I live.
Last year I visited a friend of mine who owns a shop in the area. She is an animal lover and is always rescuing dogs, cats etc. I arrived at the shop and she was quite distressed, telling me that she had just experienced something awful. She was standing on the forecourt of her shop when out of the sky came a goldfish which landed “splat” at her feet! Apparently there are quite a lot of goldfish attempted murders & abductions in our area, due to the birds (mainly Herons) snatching them from peoples ponds. (Most people net the ponds now) She showed me the goldfish in a bucket of water. It looked awful, covered on one side with blood and a gash, it was on its side and semi floating. I told her that it looked as if it was dying and maybe the best thing to do was give it “ a quick bash on the head” to put it out of it misery. She was horrified and gave me a sideward’s glance as if I was some mass murderer! She said “Oh no, I have named him “Comet” and he is going home with to recuperate with my other goldfish! I told her that in my opinion death would take place within hours.
Anyway, to cut this story short and move on to the happy ending, a year on, Comet is alive and well and living with his adopted family. He survived!
So, all those that do not think that goldfish are not attractive pets to some people...think again!
I promise you this is true!

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Re: Sick Goldfish

Post by dtaai-maai » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:26 pm

Siani wrote:[ Apparently there are quite a lot of goldfish attempted murders & abductions in our area, due to the birds (mainly Herons) snatching them from peoples ponds.
While I'm delighted to hear that Comet is alive and well, I hope you spared a thought for the poor heron who lost his family's dinner.
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Re: Sick Goldfish

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Re: Sick Goldfish

Post by kendo » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:28 pm

Siani wrote:This is a TRUE story not a wind up!
I live in Poole (UK) near the bay. There are a few bird sanctuary’s near the coast to where I live.
Last year I visited a friend of mine who owns a shop in the area. She is an animal lover and is always rescuing dogs, cats etc. I arrived at the shop and she was quite distressed, telling me that she had just experienced something awful. She was standing on the forecourt of her shop when out of the sky came a goldfish which landed “splat” at her feet! Apparently there are quite a lot of goldfish attempted murders & abductions in our area, due to the birds (mainly Herons) snatching them from peoples ponds. (Most people net the ponds now) She showed me the goldfish in a bucket of water. It looked awful, covered on one side with blood and a gash, it was on its side and semi floating. I told her that it looked as if it was dying and maybe the best thing to do was give it “ a quick bash on the head” to put it out of it misery. She was horrified and gave me a sideward’s glance as if I was some mass murderer! She said “Oh no, I have named him “Comet” and he is going home with to recuperate with my other goldfish! I told her that in my opinion death would take place within hours.
Anyway, to cut this story short and move on to the happy ending, a year on, Comet is alive and well and living with his adopted family. He survived!
So, all those that do not think that goldfish are not attractive pets to some people...think again!
I promise you this is true!

My sister's had a noise in the garden a couple of times and found Koi carp on her lawn that have been too big for a Heron to take and they have suffered scale damage but lived to swim another day.
Herons are massive birds and you see them everywhere around here sitting on the roof tops just waiting to sneak up on a pond as they don't dive from the sky they walk up and then strike.
My sister has a net fence around the pond about twelve inches high and the top of the pond is also covered now.
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Re: Sick Goldfish

Post by J.J.B. » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:11 am

[quote="kendo"]I think I am right in saying fish don't have feelings as they are cold blooded /quote]

Fish don't have much that can be defined as 'emotion' if that's what you mean by 'feelings' but they do have a basic nervous system, as do many other cold-blooded creatures. They respond to environmental stimuli such as heat, light and pain so while they won't necessarily get depressed about it, they will 'feel' pain. For that reason, flushing them, freezing them or otherwise bumping them off without a modicum of sedation is needlessly cruel. You can calm a fish and mimic an anaesthetic-like state by adding a small amount of clove oil, in emulsion, to their water. This is best done in a separate tank and certainly with no other fish sharing the same water.
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