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Featured Clown swimming upside down

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Carlos, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Carlos

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    Lights have just come on and noticed my male clown swimming upside down, think Im going to answer my own question here

    Bladder infection ?
    Have a look at the vid and any thoughts please (sorry poor video as it was only the blues on)

    20121021_114541.mp4 video by carlajefferies - Photobucket
     
  2. jrob3rts

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    Swim bladder disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Not sure if the green pea thing works. Sorry, doesn't look too good.

    I have to say I did laugh though. Not at the fish, but I now assume you are Carla rather than Carl because of your username on photobucket. I accept you may have a middle name starting with "A" but it's still my little joke.
     
  3. Carlos

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    cheers James, from what I have read, they seem to swim at the top, so know I'm not sure, going to try the frozen peas method though. I know gutted had them since I started back up again 4 years ago mate,

    Oh Anthony =A :taunt:
     
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    All I can say is good luck. To be honest, you know the score. By the time you see issues, it's usually getting too late.

    Anthony is an unusual name for someone called Carla, but fair enough.
     
  5. Carlos

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    will see how he goes mate with the peas, Ive heard its hit and miss from reading a few threads.

    Carla Hysterical
     
  6. Mayo

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    Sorry I can't be of any help Carl but I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Good luck!

    Is he feeding?
     
  7. Carlos

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    Thanks Alan he had a bit of frozen this morning mate, but had to switch the pumps off so he could get to it :-(
     
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    Iv read of people hand feeding them with a pipette. Are their any treatments for the swim bladder?
     
  9. Carlos

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    Just tried the peas, pumps off and fed with the coral feeder, not touched them :-(

    Sent from my galaxy S3 using Forum Runner
     
  10. FmJames

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    Hi

    I think its best to remove the fish and take him to QT tank for treatment with pumps off or very low if possible, its best to keep water level lowish to allow him to swim up easily.

    There are many different causes of this disease(if it is that) and there is only so much you can do.

    As a possible treatment you could try to treat with broad spectrum antibiotic called metronidazole, only problem is that it might be problematic to buy over counter without prescription. How effective it will be, I don't know for sure :(

    an alternative is to try octozine from Waterlife with its main ingredient related to Metronidazole. How effective this would be, I am not sure.

    Erythromycin is another option, and have seen copper in some situations used also could try Formalin and methylene blue dips (I don't have much experience with these treatment for that disease)

    can only hope for the best really, as usually fish that far gone don't come back, but who knows.

    all medicated treatment should be in qt and NOT display tank

    good luck
     
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    Mine did it once and later it was fine never did owt it just sorted itself out
     
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    With it still being at the bottom of the tank, I personally would give it a few days to see if it recovers itself.

    I would QT and medicate once it stopped being able to hold its position in the water.

    Problem is, you never know which is best as sometimes the shock of catching them alone can be the final straw :(
     
  13. Carlos

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    going to have to leave him in there scott, no QT and no room for a QT :-(, he looks ok if I hang upside down
     
  14. Mayo

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    How is he now Carl?
     
  15. Carlos

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    Back to normal mate and eating , no Idea why he was swimming upside down for nearly a week.
     
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    Good to hear Carl. So maybe just a bit of an unknown here.
     
  17. Mayo

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    You been vodka dosing? Maybe he was a little bit pi**edHysterical

    Good to hear. Must of been worrying.
     
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    maybe he was pretending he was in Brisbane for the week ;)


    did he have sunglasses on ?
     
  19. Carlos

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    very unknown mate, his belly did look inflamed on friday and was not eating but hes settled back down know.

    Nah i think he was missing Australia so he started swimming upside down mate :taunt:, was a little worried mate as we have had them 3 years know.
     
  20. Carlos

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    you posted that as I was typing lol, it must of been the power module Nev over powering him
     
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