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Swim Bladder Question

Discussion in 'All Questions from Newbies' started by Kayte, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Kayte

    Kayte Active Member

    Jan 31, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    One of my ryukins every now and again will have trouble swimming upright. It will rest at the top of the tank upside down. When I stimulate him, he can right himself for a bit but he struggles. I feed it green peas and the next day he is happily swimming normally again with no sign that anything was wrong. My other goldfish do not have this problem. Are individual goldfish more prone to swim bladder issues than other? Am I doing the right thing by feed him peas?

  2. shakaho

    shakaho Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Orlando FL
    I suggest you feed it a smaller amount of your regular food and a pea a day. Duckweed works even better than peas for treating food related floatiness.
  3. Natasha.

    Natasha. Member

    Nov 29, 2017
    Absolutely some goldies are more prone than others. I had a ranchu who did this exact thing while the others were never affected. I started pre-soaking the hikari pellets I was feeding in a small dish of tank water and he has never had any buoyancy/balance issues since, so no more need for peas! I would give that a try.

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