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  1. Default Fish injured its spine?


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    When I was cleaning the fishtank and transfering the fishes (common gold fish),
    one of it leaped out, it fell from only 6 inches height.

    But yesterday I noticed that fish is swimming oddly, and its body seems a little bent, you can barely notice it.
    Earlier today, the fish is having a harder time swimming, like it completely lost its balance, the bent on its body is a bit noticeable.
    Just now, I looked again, and its body has completely become C shaped.

    I feel horrible as it was my mistake that it leaped and injured itself.
    Is there anything I can do for it?

    PS. All the other 9 fish are fine and perfectly healthy.
    PPS. I'm actually NOT 100% SURE if the bent fish is the one that leaped. It's hard to tell them apart. It's just an assumption since I don't know why any of the fish would suffer such thing without anything happening to them beforehand.
    Last edited by Rachelle; 07-08-2014 at 01:39 PM.

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    Umm what size is your tank in the first place common goldfish need a pond or a really big tank they canget 24" long and if the fish injured its spine there is nothing that I know you can do but I know when you inbreed fish they can have misshapen spines and die if they breed
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    Hmmmm it is possible this is a physical injury or it could be a disease that by happenstance occurred at the same time as the fish jumping. Have you noticed any other symptoms other than the bent spine? Any discoloration, malformation? What are your water parameters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquariumlover10 View Post
    Umm what size is your tank in the first place common goldfish need a pond or a really big tank they canget 24" long and if the fish injured its spine there is nothing that I know you can do but I know when you inbreed fish they can have misshapen spines and die if they breed
    It's a 50 gallon aquarium. The fishes are still pretty small, like 3-5 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Hmmmm it is possible this is a physical injury or it could be a disease that by happenstance occurred at the same time as the fish jumping. Have you noticed any other symptoms other than the bent spine? Any discoloration, malformation? What are your water parameters?
    No discoloration. It doesn't seem to use its pelvic/ventral fins anymore. Just the other fins. Its problem happened the day after the incident (plus I don't have a test kit but my fishes have been fine for a long time now, since I change 50% of the water every week), so I don't think it could be ammonia problem?

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    Umm they are fine for alittle while in that that but is the fish swimming in a circle? What filter and plants do ou have?
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    I doubt it is ammonia. This just doesn't seem like a symptom of that. But you really should get a liquid test kit because even a well established tank is susceptible to crashes. Whatever the cause of this spinal injury it is more than likely beyond saving at this point. Pay very close attention to your other fish. For all we know this could be from the jump, it could be a genetic malformation, or it could be something worse and you don't want your other fish infected.
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    +1 to above, but if he damaged one of his pectoral fins and has t swim in a circle it could cause spinal problem I meen you leen over for a week your going to have problems if you did that
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    This can indeed be caused by poor water quality...how is this 50 gallon tank filtered?...as mentioned, you need a liquid test kit to check the tank water parameters

    What water conditioner do you use?
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    Okay guys I don't really think it has something to do with water quality as this happened right after the dropping incident.
    It's hard to get a test kit in where I'm from and I don't have money to order online.

    Anyway, if this injury was caused by the dropping incident, is there anything I can do for it?
    If not, should I euthanise it?
    How should I euthanise it if I don't have clove oil? Is physically killing it the only way?

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