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Goldfish is bent in half

Discussion in 'Disease Forum' started by Amy Bechtel, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Amy Bechtel

    Amy Bechtel New Fish

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


  2. Amy Bechtel

    Amy Bechtel New Fish

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    diseased goldfish

    my fish is bent in half and laying on the bottom
     
  3. littleman2001

    littleman2001 Large Fish

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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
     
  4. FroggyFox

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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 :(
     
  5. Amy Bechtel

    Amy Bechtel New Fish

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    reply to dying goldfish

    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.
     
  6. TaffyFish

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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?
     
  7. goldfish125girl

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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???
     
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