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My goldfish is on the bottom of the tank, curled in half and cant swim or eat. Does anyone have ...

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    Teenie Weenie Fish
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    Default Goldfish is bent in half

    My goldfish is on the bottom of the tank, curled in half and cant swim or eat. Does anyone have a clue?

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    Teenie Weenie Fish
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    Red face diseased goldfish

    my fish is bent in half and laying on the bottom

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    umm... Is there anyother fish in this tank? It could ba a disease but i think he is just dying, well if he kind swim he is defintly dying sorry

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    Doesn't sound good...if he can't swim and can't eat...then chances are good that you should probably put him out of his misery...sorry
    Just me and the critters! 46g bowfront FW tank, cat (Noel), dog (Scotch), dog (Brandy), and horse (Freckles).

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    Yes, I had another fish die earlier this week, but no symptoms for him. Someone says they think it's fatal for sure, but they don't know what it is. Thanks for the input.

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    What else is in your tank Amy and have you done water tests recently? If this spine bending has been gradual it might be an inherited deformity, if it's happened quickly it's probably physical damage. Is there another fish there that might have inflicted this kind of damage, maybe a large pleco, or any decor/rockwork that might have collapsed? Do you have very young children who could've handled the fish too heavily?
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    Bent spines in goldfish is usually due to poor diet and a vitamin deficiency. Could also be due to water conditions. What is your ammoina, nitrite, nitrate, and ph readings???
    Jennifer and my 18goldfish, and 1 betta. Tanks: 125g, 55g, 55g, 33g, 20g, 10g (bettas home) and 4 ponds (Keeping golds 15 years)

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