My black Moor, Bart is 8 years old and I can’t work out what’s wrong with him
Hi everyone !
Iím so glad I found this page. Iím very excited to be here.
However I come with sad news.
My black Moor, Bart is 8 years old and I canít work out whatís wrong with him.
Heís always been very happy and healthy - Iíve tri d to get him fish friends before but heís a savage and eats them.
Anyway, for the last 3 days heís been on side side on the bottom of the tank.
I immediately cleaned the tank and changed the water and checked all levels - all normal.
I feared swim bladder so I havenít fed him - tried to feed him peas but he eats them off my finger but then spits them out - same with his normal food.
Every now and again he tried to swim but canít get off the bottom. Itís heartbreaking.
I then noticed his tail was looking a little scraggly so Iíve been to the vets and added in treatment for fin rot.
When heís struggling I help him up to he middle of the tank and let him go and he swims off fast but diagonally downwards.
I made him a little harness on a ping pong ball so he can have Ďswim timeí so he doesnít have to be on the bottom all the time and he gently flaps about and swims around in the harness.
I donít know what else to do :/
Please help. X