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Old 02-13-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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My lion-head goldfish swims upright with his head down and fin up

What's going on with my lionhead I have no clue my nitrate levels are good I do frequent water changes my ammonia is at 0 when he comes to eat he swims normally after he eats every now and then he swims with his head down and just stays there for awhile and swims normal and does the samething again please help fish world thanks
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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Sounds like swim bladder disease. Check out this link: http://badmanstropicalfish.com/fish_...ification.html
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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It does sound like a swim bladder issue. You mentioned your amm is zero- what are your exact numbers for nitrite & nitrate? What size tank is he in? What do you normally feed him/how much (specifically- brand, type food such as flakes/sinking pellets/floating pellets, anything else that may be fed)? Does this issue become more apparent after he eats? Some more info will help!
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Sometimes they do headstands when their wen is going through a growing spat, then it will ease up. Also, high nitrAte levels can also affect goldies who are prone to bouancy problems.
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