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  1. #1

    Default chronic buoyancy problems

    0 Not allowed!
    one of my white cloud mountain minnows seems to have chronic buoyancy problems. it constantly is floating up to the surface, uponwhich
    it will swim downwards furiously and when it stops it pops up like a cork and the cycle repeats itself. I have not noticed any difference before/after feeding,
    at any time of the day or after fasting. it started out a couple of months ago with unsteady swimming but has progressively gotten worse. parameters are 0/0/0 pH 7
    and all the other fish are healthy. does anyone have an idea what could cause this and how to cure it? to me it seems incurable(have tried fasting and medications with no avail)
    and i am starting to consider euthanasia because the fish cannot swim, rest or feed properly and is exhausting itself swimming downwards.

  2. #2


    0 Not allowed!
    sounds like a swim bladder issue. I've never had any luck curing such problems. Were it my tank, I would cull the fish.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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