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Goldfish listless laying on bottom

Goldfish listless could be a multitude of issues. Ammonia, nitrite or nitrate poisoning could be to blame. Organ failure causes listlessness also. Unlikely the fish is old and dying, because most fish don’t live to a ripe old age

Oxygen deprivation causes the fish to panic, dart through the water, and to gasp at the surface. The gills redden. It will become listless if it’s dying however. Parasite infection causes flashing. The fish rubs and scratches on the substrate or tank decorations

In other words, the symptom listless needs a larger description. Does the fish have raised scales. Is the fish swollen. Is it eating.

The most important information to offer when asking for help with your fish is the water parameters. Test for ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, GH, KH and pH. Offer water temperature too. Tell the story; how long you’ve had the fish and how many. Describe their set up in detail. Describe the filtering system also

If you don’t know your water parameters; that’s okay. This tells a story in itself

Read and follow the 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping

Sick Goldfish

By | 2019-04-01T18:07:11-05:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: , , |

Buy the Books Sick Goldfish and reasons why Sick goldfish? There are a many reasons goldfish become ill. The water quality is poor in most cases. Bad bacteria has taken over the environment. Water could have a low carbonate mineral value which affects oxygen levels. Covered aquariums reduce oxygen by cutting off oxygen supply from the surface. Water is oxygenated by method of diffusion. This occurs when moving surface water pulls oxygen from the air above. I Bad bacteria thrive in water low in oxygen Comfort zone for pH is 8 to 8.4 ppm Diseased goldfish If KH is healthy, and your aquarium is uncovered, it's possible the water movement is poor. Goldfish waste produces a harmless gas, carbon dioxide. Co2 takes up space in the water, keeping oxygen from entering. Only a real pond has the capability to eliminate these harmless gases Comfort zone for KH is 120 to 140 ppm Goldfish unhappy New goldfish keepers, even experienced ones may not be aware of the nitrogen cycle. The fish may be exposed to ammonia, nitrites or nitrates. Read and follow to keep their environment safe Read and follow the 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping Often overlooked, general hardness (GH) is all important to the health of your fish. A combination of magnesium (two parts) and (one part) calcium, long term health is impossible without healthy levels Goldfish listless TEST GH in tap Comfort zone for GH is 200 to 400 ppm If GH is low in tap, buffering will get to be second nature, and in time, you'll know just how much and when to treat If GH is low, raise by dissolving one tablespoon (per 10 gallons of tank or pond water) of Epsom salt in warm water and then premixing one tablespoon in freshwater; wait for one hour and then test. If still low, pull a gallon of fish water and more Epsom salt according to test result Sick goldfish If your GH is in the comfort zone, your fish could be infected with bad bacteria Refer to: Goldfish Care Step 9: Water Parameters Recommend using Health Tonic Water Boost Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights reserved Author: Brenda Rand

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