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Goldfish bottom aquarium possibly due to high nitrates

Goldfish bottom aquarium due to high nitrates or sinking issue. In most cases high nitrates are to blame. Fish get a little closer to the bottom as nitrates rise in an effort to equalize the pressure caused by nitrates. Robbing the blood of oxygen, nitrates is a painful condition. The fish loses its appetite at first, however, as the pressure increases, the body begins to bend sideways

Increased water depth, reducing water temperature as nitrates are being lowered gradually is the key

A goldfish may be on the bottom due to the loss of the ability to rise. Sinking issues occur because there is no food in the tract. The swim bladder organ is connected to the intestinal tract by a small tube where gas is exchange. Co2, carbon dioxide is created from the waste fish produce. If there’s no food in the tract, there’s no waste

When waste isn’t present in the tract, there’s  no gas either, keeping the swim bladder organ from functioning


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Goldfish pressed bottom

By | 2019-04-01T18:09:08-05:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Buy the Books Goldfish pressed bottom, and not eating often leads to death Goldfish pressed bottom, and not eating it may be suffering from nitrate poisoning. Nitrates, the third and final toxin to convert in the cycle is easily tolerated in low amounts of 10 to 20 ppm. Nitrates rob the blood of oxygen, much like nitrites. Unlike nitrites, the toxin must be reduced gradually to avoid the risk of nitrate shock. Reducing the toxin gradually also keeps the water table high. Goldfish that have been poisoned by nitrates prefer the pressure of deep water. Deep water counteracts the effects of the pressure caused by nitrates Goldfish bottom aquarium Nitrates rob the blood of oxygen. A healthy pH level could mean the difference between life or death in the case of nitrate poisoning. If your fish has suffered from nitrate poisoning test KH and pH. Carbonate mineral and oxygen combined make up the parameter pH. Carbonate mineral gives water the ability to support oxygen Raise KH (carbonate mineral) to 140 ppm Include a pond pump in your set up. They come in all sizes. Only a real pond pump provides the necessary action to eliminate carbon dioxide from water. Co2 is created from waste. Co2 takes up space that keeps oxygen from entering the body of water Goldfish bottom pond If your nitrates are higher than normal you may be feeding too much. Test nitrate levels in tap water if high nitrates persist. If you are on a well test freshwater source Algae forms when nitrates are present. Nitrates are the plant's food source. Removing too much algae at one time may cause nitrate levels to spike. It is advised to leave algae growing on the back and the side walls to help with nitrate reduction Supersaturated gases (found in tap water) can cause the same symptoms, although more rare than nitrate poisoning. Learn about SSG to make sure your fish are not at risk goldfish pressed bottom TEST nitrates Perform a life saving water change by clicking here Goldfish curling sideways Refer to: Water Changes Nitrate Poisoning All rights Author: Brenda Rand

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