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Thread: Injured Goldfish
04-10-2013, 01:27 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Today I decided to add 2 more goldfish to my son's aquarium, one of them seemed to get stuck to the water pump for the filter, i freed him as gently as I could he sam off to the other side, a little while later, same thing, again I freed him. Now he seems to swim on his side (side that was stuck to the pump down) or just floats lifelessly near the bottom. Is there anything I can do to make it feel better or help the injury?
I took it out of the aquarium and put him in a 2 gallon tank until I can get to the pet store tomorrow and get something so the pump isn't sucking so hard (although the 3 others in there seem to have no problems with it) and to make sure the other fish dont hurt it.
Any input is appreciated.
04-10-2013, 01:30 AM #2
Additional information such as tank size, filtration, maintenance routine, age of setup, etc will help.
05-14-2014, 03:21 AM #3
Usually I've noticed that the fish isn't feeling well to begin with to be able to be sucked/stuck to the filter."I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?" -John Lennon
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05-17-2014, 12:05 AM #4
He's likely sick, not injured. Most likely poisoned. We need to know the size of your tank, its filtration, and the water parameters.
Unless the fish was a baby, you are likely overstocked on your tank.20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!