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    Gavin Orr

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    Hi Guys

    I have 6 fry that have survived from last years spawning and they are all about 3" now. They are all doing well and survived a really cold winter, however just before Christmas I noticed one of them swimming on its side at the top of the pond.
    I moved it to my outdoor quarantine tank to see how it would get on.
    That was eight weeks ago and it is still swimming about, feeding but still on its side, there does not appear to be any sign of bloating, he looks perfectly normal.
    Any suggestions.

    Thanks in advance.
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    What kind of fish? What is the water temperature?
     
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    sounds like swim bladder .Peas work
     
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    Try feeeding it shelled peas and chopped earth worm, which are both good for swim bladder problems because of a laxative effect from them.
    However it could have been effected by the cold , how are the other fry doing Please?

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    Sorry this is a comet and the water temp is 36F
     
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    Hi Dave

    This is one of 6 fry that survived, the others are absolutely fine, swimming around under the ice.
    This one is swimming around in the quarantine tank quite the thing all be it on its side. I have been adding peas feo a week or so now, but not sure if it is eating them.
    Guess I will just keep watching and hope for the best, just dont want it to be suffering.
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    Comets don't really have swim bladder issues like the fancy goldfish do.

    Im betting he is just weaker than the other fish and is having a hard time with such cold temperatures.

    My advice would be to make sure he is in warm clean water (ammonia and nitrite free) if at all possible try to get his tank water warmer. Any where from 60- 70 degrees will help him recover if he is going to. Also stop with the peas and start to slowly feed your normal food.
     
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    Good luck. I brought my small fry from a late spawning in, and am raising them inside till temps outside are warmer. So far I’ve lost 1 of 12 I think. I have mine in a 30 gal tank with lots of pothos cuttings, I do partial water changes often( the used water goes to house plants) and mine are doing good. I did notice they haven’t gained a lot of color yet, I’m not sure why, but other than that, they are doing good. If it’s on the small side, and stays swimming sideways, you may want to just keep it as a pet fish, it could be one that just won’t make it in a pond.
     
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    Thanks Maria.

    Unfortunately I dont have a tank inside, the agreement with my better half is that my hobby stays outside, lol. I do however have a small tank that I could set up in the garage and see if that helps. I do have a friend in the fish rescue charity who could take him and put him in a tank. just a shame to see him like that.
     
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    I’d say it’s time to convert the other half to the aquarium hobby! Lol.
     
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