One goldfish lying at bottom of tank, other one swimming around help please?
One of my goldfish has been lying at the bottom of the tank all day, moving around now and and again with spasming but the other goldfish is swimming around fine even trying to pick up the other fish... I have done a 50% water change today, it perked up a little but is now back to the bottom.
Any help please??
Thanks in advance
both of my goldfish just lay at the bottom together and chill... my params are 0, 0, 5 in the tank and it's fully cycled and established. no heater no chiller... tank is at room temp. When I come in the room to feed, they swim all around catching the flakes... i dont know why mine do that but they like to lay down all the time... are they lazy? lol.
in for others to give answers... im interested too
A few questions to help us diagnose the problem. Please answer all of them as best as you can.
size of tank?
What all is in the tank?
How long has the tank been set up?
What are your water parameters (ammonia/nitrite/nitrate)?
Did you use a decholorinator when you did a water change?
300 gallon mega tank
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Size of tank is 12 litres but they are still small so will be upgrading soon,
tank has been set up for a week now
don't know the parameters
and used tap safe, and added easy balance into the water when i did the water change
I strongly suggest you get the API Master Test Kit from your local fish store immediately and check the parameters.... ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. That will give us a good indication of what is going on... I'm thinking it may be new tank syndrome. You probably have an ammonia spike going on from a noncycled tank.
Originally Posted by valleyzboy89
wouldn't this cause a problem to the other goldfish as well though??