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Old 09-21-2006, 04:15 PM   #1
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is it possible to save an angelfish if it shows distress?

One of my small angelfish is showing a great deal of distress. It is swimming in loops and frequently at the surface on it's side. Any time this has happened to me before, I have been unable to save the fish.
It is not showing any symptoms of disease, other than behavioral. It is a relatively small fish, only about 2 inches including tail.
Is there any hope for it?


Edit ** I believe I posted this in the wrong section and it belongs in the Unhealty Fish forum. My apologies.
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:24 PM   #2
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sorry, mine acted funny too since i bought it, died in 2 weeks
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actually it is very difficult to heal to the stress that angelfish faces, however one of the ways is that u separate your angelfish with the rest of the fish
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Angels suffer from a genetic form of swim bladder disease. There are no known remedies for it and your fish unfortunately is displaying the classic symptoms. I have not seen any treatments that work with any success, including QT'ing.

I'm truly sorry.
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My beautiful blue blusher black lace mix started doing the same thing before it passed on. I don't understand it either. The water was clean and healthy and so was the fish. Right before it died it was getting a thin transparent white film on it. The bacterias in the tank were trying to eat the fish before it was fully dead! I put him in QT so he could go out peacefully. It's quite a shame, Angels are just so delicate.
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