why is my goldfish lying on its side???

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4 years ago #1
eddie
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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

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4 years ago #2
fishguy
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looks like a goner *_*

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4 years ago #3
jlk
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I honestly would consider euthanasia at this point. I am sorry

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4 years ago #4
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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.
rate me a thumbs up please if i helped u out any,

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

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4 years ago #5
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TAylorJ wrote:

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[/quote]


This is COMPLETELY untrue. Common goldfish (fish at the fair), comets, shubunkins, etc can live 20-40 years or longer WITH proper care. Fancy goldfish can live 20 years WITH proper care. Koi can live OVER 200 years WITH proper care. They actually do NOT die 'easily'- the only fish that die 'easily' are fish that have been improperly housed, poorly fed and improperly cared for.
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4 years ago #6
TAylorJ
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look. i was trying to help

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4 years ago #7
jlk
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Offering knowledgable advice is encouraged on this forum. Offering advice that is contradictory to the proper care of any fish does not help fellow members seeking advice and help.

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3 years ago #8
Lily
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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!

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3 years ago #9
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as all the others said 20-25% water changes daily are VITAL to your fishes survival

What are your parameters for
Ammonia
Nitrite
Nitrate
Ph


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

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1 year ago #10
Trust Wizard
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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.

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1 year ago #11
Jodi
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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?

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1 year ago #12
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Hi Jodi,

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!

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1 year ago #13
Julia
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I had two fish one white and one red and white. They both died one on Christmas on on my B-Day. Both were laying on there sides not moving. I DONT KNOW WHATS HAPPENING!!!

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1 year ago #14
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This is a old thread, please post your own thread with your question.

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11 months ago #15
Kim
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Is this for real?

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11 months ago #16
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Yes. You see how you're reply has a ~ over the M? That means minutes.

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6 months ago #17
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Thanks for your comment! Helpful!

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6 months ago #18
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I tried your answer, but it was too late. I spent an hour trying to study what you said, but... guess what. It died before I even started It was a nice comment you had... but I could use it on my next fish.

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3 months ago #19
Trust Wizard
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My gold fish died too. However they do not recover well, my gold fish didn't eat when it was floating on its side but after feeding it it seemed to recover then one morning it was on the bottom dead.

Its sad watching fish die.

Unfortunately sometimes there is nothing we can do.

all the best

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