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goldfish laying on bottom

Posted by sshoreland Oklahoma (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 16, 13 at 15:28

I have a 3500 gallon pond. My water tests are all within normal ranges. I have a 9 year old large goldfish that is laying on the bottom of the pond on her side. If I try to move her she will swim and then stop and float to the bottom. Her fins and scales look good with no external parasites or fungus. She will not even breath through her mouth. What is wrong with her?

This post was edited by sshoreland on Tue, Apr 16, 13 at 23:23

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RE: goldfish laying on bottom

Mine just came up from the bottom this week.,I live in pa.Maybe shes not ready yet.

RE: goldfish laying on bottom

Hi Sh ore. You normally see this kind of behaviour in fish that have been thrown in to a new environment without acclimatizing the fish to pH. Try making a one third water change from the bottom of the pond to see if this helps. There is a good possibility that your fish will not survive but I hope that this is not the case.

Please let me know how your fish made out.

Your's Koily, Lorraine

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