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    What's wrong with my goldfish?

    Hey, Maybe a week ago my goldfish keeps floating around upside down and I do not know why.

    This is him : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555Ec...ature=youtu.be

    Any ideas why?

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    It's Swimbladder. You've been feeding it too much

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    Swim bladder issue. This can be because a lot of different reasons. One of the more common reasons is because of food. Quite a few commercial foods are really high in grain thus leading to this.

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    Other 2 seem fine though. And is it cureable?

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    Try switching up the food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extrakt View Post
    Hey, Maybe a week ago my goldfish keeps floating around upside down and I do not know why.
    i honestly thought this was a troll thread, someone posting about a dead goldfish, lol. then i saw the vid, and saw the fish was alive and well. good luck fixing your fish

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    I've had some goldfish do this before and was told to try feeding it some green peas.

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    I had a goldfish that lived for like 5 years like that. I was told of a few things to fix it but none seemed to work, so I can't really offer any advice.

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    Inner ear infection.

    We like to call it, Swimmers Ear!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teh piemore View Post
    I had a goldfish that lived for like 5 years like that. I was told of a few things to fix it but none seemed to work, so I can't really offer any advice.
    5 years? That is so cruel! hah. Imagine living like that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extrakt View Post
    5 years? That is so cruel! hah. Imagine living like that..
    Well it's not like I didn't try to help. I tried the green peas, switching food, feeding it a lot less often and none of it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extrakt View Post
    5 years? That is so cruel! hah. Imagine living like that..
    As opposed to being stuck swimming in the same tiny circle for 5 years?

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    That has to be the funniest thing I've seen all day. But I'm sorry for your fish.
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    like the poster said that fish is autistic

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    It's training to become a balloon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfbear View Post
    Its says feed em a green pea.../shrug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tierbook View Post
    like the poster said that fish is autistic

    No it's swimmers dyslexia

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    If you know where the swim bladder is, i think you can poke it with a needle.
    I dont recommend trying it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extrakt View Post
    5 years? That is so cruel! hah. Imagine living like that..
    /shoo with your cruelty. You think this is cruel but look what thousand of parents let their children suffer. Before they even get born they know they're having some sort of disorder - may it be w/e, yet they decide to not do abortion. But what they do is let them life with pain throughout their lifes, and many of them wont even live long. And then you're saying that is suffering and cruel? Not in the slightest..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripping View Post
    If you know where the swim bladder is, i think you can poke it with a needle.
    I dont recommend trying it though
    Just remember to not touch the fish with your hands as the fish is not used to that kind of high temperature as the humans hand.
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