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Goldfish swim belly up what to do


A goldfish swims up with a belly, does not eat, but it hasn’t been dying for almost a month. What to do?


In goldfish, tuberculosis most often causes dropsy and indigestion. After eating, the fish begins to float up to the surface of the water up the belly and can stay in that position for hours or even days.
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Lying abdomen up - tuberculosis is a scourge of short-lived goldfish. You can try to treat as follows:
1. Set the fish in a separate aquarium, add kanamycin at the rate of 1 g. on 20l. water.
2. Water is completely changed daily, reducing the dose of kanamycin to 0.5 g per 20 liters.
3. Do not feed the week, then feed once a day and little by little, it is not full! Giving duckweed, spangled dandelions, lettuce, spinach, grated cucumber first, then dry food.
4. Create good conditions: aeration, water 20-24С DO NOT FILTER.
Treat need a long time, 4-6 weeks.

goldfish swims belly up. How to help?

Fish swims belly up on the surface of the water


Immediately rush to treat fish with drugs is dangerous. Without knowing the action of the drug, you can harm the rest of the fish. Different drugs are designed for different diseases.
Methylene blue is a synthetic blue dye. The solution is used for the treatment of fungal diseases of aquarium fish, as well as for the prevention of stress arising from transplanting and transporting fish. It is effective against blood diseases associated with poisoning of fish with cyanides and nitrates.
First you need to find out the reason. Maybe there is no reason for great concern. If you have a blue dolphin, then they grow up to 20 cm. And if your aquarium is not very big, it could simply die from cramping.
If the fish is turned upside down but still breathing, it means that it dies. It is important to identify the cause. life of other fish in the aquarium depends on it. The reasons may be many. Overpopulation, overfeeding, fish obesity, contagious diseases, and maybe the aging of a particular fish.
Inspect the fish. The fins are pressed or tried, the mouth is open or compressed, whether there are external discolorations or other external changes on the body, described below.
Your fish can do nothing to help, but look at the rest of the fish. Do not they stand, rocking at the water flow from the filter, do not itch about the stones, whether other fish have folded or squeezed fins and tails. Do not swim if some fish in the corner, sluggish. Externally inspect each fish - whether there are small dots on them (like semolina or flour), whether there is no cotton coating on the fins, skin or scales, various swellings, hemorrhages, ulcers. Or milky white mucus on the whole body or parts of fish. Does the fish have bloated bellies, reddened anus?
Treatment depends on various symptoms.
Sometimes the death of one fish occurs due to conditions that are unsuitable for it or changed conditions in an aquarium that have become unsuitable for it.
When overpopulation often kills the most weakened fish, and the rest live normally.
There are bacterial diseases that are not noticeable by the eye, and weakened fish suffer from them. Other, stronger fish disease does not affect.
If your fish have any changes in their behavior or mood (fearfulness, loss of appetite, aggressiveness, apathy, throwing, whirling in place, swimming on the side, upside down, or head), then these are signs of trouble in the aquarium or a disease.
There may be an increase or decrease in pH in water, a decrease or increase in water temperature, even the influence of weather (pressure drops), a decrease or an excessive increase in oxygen supply.
If you can, write a comment in the comments. It may be possible to solve the problem and prevent the further spread of the infection, if it exists in the aquarium.
If the rest of the fish is okay, they are not overweight, etc., and your fish are not so many (no overcrowding), then the fish could die for its own reasons - stress, old age, non-contagious internal disease and unsuitable conditions for it .


Buy methylene blue in medical equipment. At 0.5l of old aquarium water, add 5 drops (proportion). Plant diseased fish in a sufficient amount of such a composition of water and adjust the air. You can by phone consult a veterinarian or in a pet store, an experienced aquarist. But if the fish starts to behave unusually or other fish focus on it, it is necessary to plant and carry out prevention or treatment.

Arisha Trofimova

Not. She may be unwell. From (hypocrisy). For this, it must be transplanted into another aquarium away from other fish. And change the feed. Well, water it with vitamins !!! And if this does not help, contact the veterinarian or the store where the fish (s) was purchased. They will prompt. And only then draw conclusions. THERE IS A CHANCE TO SAVE A FISH.

The goldfish swims up the belly. The belly is swollen. how to save her?

Vera N

If not constantly yet, then you can save. Probably you have it in dry food. Start feeding naturalka and everything will come back to normal. I have been feeding my gold for a long time, and I don’t notice any more of these changeers.
Nettle fresh scalded, dill fresh, fresh cucumber - will help first. Boiled buckwheat (after being washed yet), boiled egg (white), boiled shrimp, boiled chicken breast, boiled peas, fresh lettuce leaves and so on. Malinka live and frozen.

Elena Gabrielyan

There are only 2 disease options
1. cyst of the genital glands
Symptoms: Abdominal distention A strongly enlarged abdomen (it seems that the fish is ready for spawning) due to the presence of a bag-shaped mass with liquid or mushy contents.
The disease is chronic; therefore, it is often found very late when the milt or calf has already undergone changes.
The reason is the long-term separation of males and females, their excessive feeding with monotonous dry feeds. When the form is running, the fish are sterile and, as a rule, die.
How to treat:
It can be cured only in the initial stage of the disease. To do this, put the fish upside down in cotton wool moistened with aquarium water and careful stroking from the pectoral fins to the tailtail fin squeezing the contents of the cyst through the anus.
Prevention of the disease is reduced to the full feeding of fish with a variety of live food and timely mating of producers.
2 disease Obesity of the viscera
Symptoms: Liver degeneration, At the opening of the fish the internal organs are covered with fat, the blood is lighter in color. , Flaccidity, bloating.
How to treat:
The disease is chronically and in the initial stage goes unnoticed. Fish are actively taking food, but inactive. The disease, as a rule, ends with the death of fish, as the violation of fat metabolism is an irreversible process.
To prevent violations of fat metabolism, fish create optimal conditions for housing and feeding: avoid compacted landings (so that they can swim freely); moderately fed, especially dry food. In the aquarium must be aquatic vegetation.
This is with regard to diseases, but it is also possible that the fish has eaten, then 4-5 days do not feed will only benefit, and later reduce feeding to 1 time per week and give so much feed that within 1 - 2 minutes feed was completely eaten. Include vegetation in their diet as well, like ryaska, riciiya, wolfia, and can be fed with scalded and finely chopped lettuce and nettle leaves.

Goldfish swims belly up

The goldfish swims on the 3rd day in the evenings with its belly when it devours. Then it turns over and everything is OK. Eats well, poops +


Do not feed them for a couple of days only for the benefit of it. On the other fish everything will be fine. Well for the right myself to take 1 day a week do not feed. And what they ask, let them ask, they ask while they creep into them, and it’s your job to restrict it. Aquarists have a golden rule: a hungry fish is a healthy fish

Igor and

possible intestinal problems ...
try not to feed for several days ...
In general, do not feed 1 day a week, it is necessary ... overfeeding is much worse ...
Throw 3-4 tablets per 100 l of sulfadimethoxine in aqua-it will work as a laxative ... and not only

Vera N

After I completely transferred my own to natural food, this does not happen again ...)
now output like this
Plant fish on a hunger strike. 3-5 days do not give her anything at all.
3.3. And now attention - buy a pack of fresh-frozen green peas. According to the latest Western studies, it is green peas that somehow helps fish to cope with a lack of coordination and the problem of dysfunction of the swim bladder. Apparently this is due to the fact that the fish suffering from SBD - very often suffers from constipation, its gastrointestinal tract is not completely cleaned and puts pressure on the bladder. So, take 1-2 peas - dip into the water for 2 minutes (or a microwave). Cool peas, remove the peel. Squeeze a little pea - and feed the fish. 1 - 2 peas per day. Feed the fish peas for several days.
3.4. After that - you FULLY translate fish to vegetable food. Lettuce, banana, spinach, orange, boiled cabbage, riccia, apple, carrot, dill - all this you give in small portions up to 3 times a day. Watch the fish carefully.
3.5. When recovering - the fish can be given dry food (high-quality and fresh, special food for goldfish) - BUT - only with pre-soaking (5-15 minutes) food in aquarium water and only - several times a week.

The telescope has been swimming belly up for a couple of months.


it comes from overfeeding your fish
First, to relieve symptoms, increase the water temperature to 28 degrees and increase the air purge.
add metranidazole and biseptol tablets to the aquarium in the pharmacy for people selling from the tablet 1 tablet for 20 liters of water and both of them will help to remove the inflammatory processes of the digestive tract.
You say dry and high-quality food, but what kind of gold do you have? just if the food for all types of aquarium fish, then there is a lot of protein component in it which causes intestinal inflammation
You need to buy special food for gold plant because the diet of a goldfish is 80% of vegetable food
give her the same frozen spinach thawed in cold water beforehand if it is finely chopped it is sold in any supermarket
feed the fish is not necessary before the passage of the syndromes and then feed once a day so that you have eaten everything for 2-3 minutes and alternate a drop of food more than dry food and spinach, this will help restore the intestinal perforation and improve the general well-being of the fish
good luck


Most likely he cranks. The usual overfeeding ... the whole family of goldfish suffers from this ... Goldfish have a very sensitive digestive tract and absolutely dimensionless appetite. Therefore, to determine when the fish ate is not possible. To feed as little as possible ... I worked in the company - there was an aquarium with gold - it caused specialists - there was such a problem all the time - all aquarists in one voice meant exactly this problem. As for the treatment, there is nothing. Either okleutsya or not - the third is not given. But, in most cases, such fish die ... I finally spat and when they all overdosed (the employees were smart - fed - and the ads did not help), I got therapists - a very versatile and absolutely unpretentious fish. Even then, the angelfish was planted - and in general everything is super. Fish for three years and no problems ...
By the way, if I wanted to die - nifiga - fish die very hard and painfully from digestive problems. In my office, one fish swam like one and a half months, until ... well, not fun ... I sincerely sympathize. When the fish themselves died, at first they roared for each fish ... it was a pity very much ...

Comrades aquarists help, goldfish 3 day swims up belly. How to help her?


This I wrote to you about the shifter. Yes, just do not feed the day, if she feels better, it means that he is a “changeling”, by the way, this is also indicated by the fact that she is still alive with you. 1-2r. per day quite a bit. Change the feed to good, especially for goldfish. I have gold, it was six months ago, I carefully studied this issue, by the way, the network is full of information on this subject, and now they are doing fine. Do not take urgent measures die.

Svetlana Tyushkevich

They have a mass of illnesses associated with the swim bladder. At the end - the options are different. There is no point in treating the Internet here. It is better to look for some kind of aquarium forum. There is an empty idle talk with the majority, and there they can really help. Unfortunately, there are no links in my bookmarks - but through a search engine you will surely find something (I do it myself if necessary)