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  1. #1

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    Default Injured Goldfish

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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.

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    Vancouver, British Columbia

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    Additional information such as tank size, filtration, maintenance routine, age of setup, etc will help.

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    Usually I've noticed that the fish isn't feeling well to begin with to be able to be sucked/stuck to the filter.

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    0 Not allowed!
    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!

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