View Full Version : Help neon swimming on top
10-14-2007, 12:20 PM
I need help from anyone who would know. I asked a question below about a sick neon. I get up this morning and he is now swimming on top of water. He is pointing straight up and looks like he is getting oxygen from the air. I don't know what he has but if he is suffering and will not recover I'd like to quickly get him out of misery. I can't stand to watch him suffer. I am new to fish. These are actually my 10 yr.olds fish and we have had them for about a year. Please tell me if there is anything I can do or do I quickly get him out of his misery.
Neon tetra or Neon dwarf gourami?
10-14-2007, 01:48 PM
it sorta sounds like swim bladder to me...but yeah what kind is it?? Tetra or gourami?
If it is a neon tetra, I agree that it sounds like swim bladder or neon tetra disease. If it is the gourami, they are labyrinthine fish and do surface to breathe.
10-14-2007, 09:45 PM
It is a neon tetra.
10-14-2007, 09:51 PM
if its swim bladder, he should be able to recover if you maintain healthy water and feed him a good diet
10-14-2007, 09:52 PM
wont it help if you take a pea and boil it and then peal te skin off and feed it the inside???
i think that i heard that that helps. But i am not sure.
10-14-2007, 09:54 PM
possibly could and i dont see it hurting to try it
10-14-2007, 09:55 PM
cause it is nutritional too....so if it doesn't help the fish is getting a treat.
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