3 years ago#1
Rupam
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Is there's any way to save a fish when its dying??
To be more specific,what I mean is that when the fish swims no more and moves with the water current but still breathes...is there's any way to make her still live thereafter?

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3 years ago#2
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The best thing you can do is provide a healthy environment. Without the correct water parameters, it's very difficult for a fish to regain its health.

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3 years ago#3
Rupam
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Won't removing or moving it to some new place cause too stress for it??

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3 years ago#4
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Yes. Moving will stress the fish. If you're setting up a new aquarium, you can add a product such as Prime, Cycle or Start Smart to get the nitrogen cycle working. Several similar products are on the market; they all <email> , beneficial bacteria. Some of those products claim to instantly cycle an aquarium, but advertising claims should not all be taken literally.

The beneficial bacteria associated with the nitrogen <email> primarily in the aquarium substrate and filter elements. If you can borrow some gravel or a filter element from an established aquarium, it will seed the nitrogen cycle. In addition, some fast growing plants like water sprite and hornwort directly metabolize ammonia and thus help water quality.

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3 years ago#5
Rupam
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thnx i kno dat there will b more to kno wen i start wil need ur assistance..

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3 years ago#6
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All of us here are pleased to help.

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3 years ago#7
HEALTH OF FISH
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MY SMALL FISHES R EATING OFF MY BIG FISHES FIN WAT SHLD I DO
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3 years ago#8
Jase
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CAPS ON THE INTERNET IS CONSIDERED SHOUTING.

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3 years ago#9
johnarthur
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Some people access the internet by texting on smart phones, and this can produce all upper case or lower case postings even with the best of intentions. I was unaware of the shouting thing, but it makes sense. Also, the original question was already asked and answered.

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2 years ago#10
shreyansh
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my cat fish,albino is moving with water currents.it looks dead but it is still breathing,if i touch , it moves a bit and stops...will it survive or will blowing in water with a pipe from my mouth will help...please reply...i love albino a lot<3

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2 years ago#11
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You may want to test the water to make sure temperature and pH are within a comfortable range and to verify ammonia and nitrite are zero and nitrate is less than 40 ppm. The best thing you can do for a sick fish is provide a healthy environment conducive to the recovery process. Medications are not very effective in a marginal environment.

If your aquarium has water quality issues, change about 20 percent of the water every other day, and always feed no more than the fish eat in a couple of minutes. After water quality issues are solved, change about 25 percent of the water every week.

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2 years ago#12
shreyansh
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Thank u vary much..... now i have two small turtles in my aquarium....they look healthy and i am feeding them the usual turtle food and i have made a platform for them so that they can sit...they are very active...can u suggest me some tips to look after them....AND THANK U VERY MUCH FOR THE TIPS...

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2 years ago#13
helper
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u need to seperate them in 2 different tanks

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2 years ago#14
pleasehelpmygoldfi sh
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HELLPP PLEASEE MY GOLDFISH IS DIEING AND HE IS LOOKING UPWARDS AND CANT BREATHE WELL!! PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!!!

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2 years ago#15
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I'm very sorry to hear about your gold fish. I don't any, just fresh water tropical and I'm new in aquariums. So I might not be the best person to answer you. But I have had some fish which did the same as yours, and I'm sorry to say they all died. What I have been told to do is to get the fish and put it in a bag of water and freeze it. This way it will die humanely. I'm very sorry, and I know it hard to do.

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2 years ago#16
Jax
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I have a fish that is dying now, but all the other fish in the acquarium are fine. So it probably isnt a matter of ph or temperature, right? So I was wondering if there was anything I can do for this specific fish? Should I seperate it from the others?

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2 years ago#17
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Do you know the paramaters of your tank? Level of ammonia, nitrite, nitrates, PH?

How big is the tank, how many fish do you have and what fish are they?

From what I understand, diseases are always lurking in tanks but they only attack fish whose immune system is compromised (so the weakest fish) -- sort of like the flu virus is often around in a house but some people seem succeptible to it and keep getting it and some never get it.

Fish get weak often because of water issues so the first step is making sure that your water is toxin free. This means NO ammonia and nitrites. A water change can often remedy this (or several) with water conditioner. Stress is another problem, so overcrowding and agressiveness should be ruled out.

As far as seperating the fish, it really depends on what s/he has. Some diseases need to be treated in the tank (like parasites, if one fish has it they all do even if they are not exhibiting symptoms) and others can be transmitted to fish and so the sick fish should be removed to a hospital tank and treated there.

What symptoms does your fish show? Has this come on quickly or slowly?

More information would help. But clean water is the key and no amount of medicine will cure a fish if their water has toxins.

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2 years ago#18
Jax
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Hi Ace, thank you so much for your reply. It is just a couple of gold fish with a cleaning fish and a snail.. in a 30 litre nano cube. The snail ate all the plants, so there aren't any of those.
The fish is laying on his side and cant seem to move easily. Once in a while he will move akwardly somewhere. We found him like that this morning, and now it's 5pm and he is the same. I just changed about 1/3 of the water after reading your reply, so we can hope that it will have a positive effect. I do not know the nitrate, etc but will definatly buy the kit so next time I can handle the situation better or prevent it altogether.
Thanks again!

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2 years ago#19
tropical_tiffini
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That's way too small of a tank for a "couple" goldfish. Fancy goldfish need at least 20g for the first fish, and at least 10g for each additional fancy goldfish.

Common goldfish and others of the single tail variety should really only be kept in large ponds as they get to be huge and can't fair well in a common aquarium.

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2 years ago#20
Jax
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Hi all, just to update you; the fish has completely recovered. He's is swimming around happy as can be. I can't believe it. Honestly I did not expect him to get better.
So I understand that I should continue to change a bit of the water 2 times a week for a bit until I am sure that everything is ok. And I will buy a kit to measure ph, nitrate, etc as soon as possible. Thanks again.

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2 years ago#21
user111
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Thats not true i have a tank that is much smaller than thirty litres and i was told by all the aquarium shops that i have been to that i can fit up to six goldfish in m tank combfortably

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2 years ago#22
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Putting too many fish in a tank is not only going to cause them to stunt but it will cause the water parameters (ammonia, nitrite and nitrate) to be sky high if you do not do multiple water changes a week. Having unstable levels can cause stress, illness and death. Your fish may "live" in the tank for a while but they will NOT thrive or truly be happy in such small and unhealthy circumstances.

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2 years ago#23
jlk
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user111 wrote:
Thats not true i have a tank that is much smaller than thirty litres and i was told by all the aquarium shops that i have been to that i can fit up to six goldfish in m tank combfortably


I am sorry but 30l (7g) is not big enough for ONE goldfish, let alone six. Not only will a tiny tank with multiple goldfish never cycle properly, the fish will be horribly stunted if they even survive living in toxic water. Stunting results in fish's bones and spine to stop growing and twist while their organs will continue to grow. This is cruel and painful way for a fish to die. A goldfish, depending on the breed, can grow to be 12-18in. A 12in fish can not even turn around or physically fit in a 7g tank. I suggest spending some time researching any fish you are interested in keeping and taking any advice offered by your lfs with caution. Heres some more information on goldfish and their care: http://www.myaquariumclub.com/goldfish-101- 11174823.html
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2 years ago#24
Mallory
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What did u do to save ur fish? I have an angel fish doing the same thing, and I'm trying too save him!

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