its lying on its side
and won't eat
and its eyes are bulging
and it swims on its side ( it swims rarely now)
but ITS STILL BREATHING
looks like a goner *_*
I honestly would consider euthanasia at this point. I am sorry
I had a goldfish i won a at fair, and i kid you not i kept that thing for 5 years, a few days befor it past, it swam side ways at the botting of the tank and it couldnt swim up, sadly, there is nothing u can do, just make sure to clean ur water often, dont let those desieses get near the tank!! make sure to put chemicals in the water to fight for bacteria and colorine.
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im sorry for the passing thats going to come on your fish, just remember, gold fish <email> long, the are the most common fish to have, and of coarse, they are cheap and they die easy, so sorry. remember please
look. i was trying to help
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I found this because my comet is doing something similar. I've been googleing what's wrong, and I think you should call a fish vet, or ask a trusted expert or pet store. I hope this helps!
as all the others said 20-25% water changes daily are VITAL to your fishes survival
What are your parameters for
what is your tank size and how many fish do you have in your tank
do you use water conditioner when you change your water
If not I recomend Prime or Tetra Aqua safe
It's NOT TO LATE!!!!
Immediately but calmly secure the fish in your hand and Gently stroke it to keep it calm and to prevent stress.
Have your hand under the water but keep the fish in a distance of
Of your palm and the surface of the water.
Once you have the fish secured, you MUST HAND FEED it.
Feed 1 flake that is reasonably near a 1cm squared. Feed the fish by HOLDING the flake with two fingers. Do not force it to it's mouth but put it in front of it and gently position it until you see the fish swollowing it.
Once it swallowed do not feed it again because it will cough everything out. The fish will continue to lay on its side but will gradually start to move around a little.
Feed it by hand for 7 days with a reasonable size of a cm squared.
Then you will save your fish just as I have saved mine.
However a water change is necessary to keep the fish in a clean environment and to minimise any other possible dangers of fatality.
Good Luck hope everything will work.
I have been doing what you suggested for about 3 weeks. Changing water, hand feeding, and putting stress relief drops in water. She moves around but does not actually swim. Is there something else I should be doing? The person at the pet store said she will probably be permanantly like that?
I would suggest asking a new question as this is a rather old thread. It will get more attention that way. When you do if you could provide some more specifics like:
Water parameters(ammonia, nitrite and nitrate)
Tank size and temp.
Is the tank cycled?
What exactly you have in the tank...all the fish.
Type of filter woudl be useful as well.
What is your water change schedule?
These will save some time from us digging into it and help you quicker in return.
We are here to help!