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Old 05-26-2009, 05:27 PM   #1 
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Question cant work out whats wrong with my fish

first he was in an idy bidy bowl and seemed VERY happy he was in the small bowl for a few nights and was constantly blowing bubbles and swimming around and spreading out his tail fins (not flaring). i put him in a 5 gallon bowl (i think its five gallons it holds 25-30 litres but i only filled it up with 20L) the heater is set to 28 C but the thermometre says 24 no matter where i put it in the bowl

all his water levels are perfect

but all he does is sit at the top of the tank looking very sad and deshevelled he barely swims around and has recently began flashing movements and suddenly and very quickly swims away from my hand if it accidentally gets to close while im feeding him, he eats half his food and then spits it all out (this started first with bloodworms and now its all his food) he never comes and greets me when i walk in the room like he used to he doesnt look bloated or has any spots on him, he doesnt have any trouble staying upright but he sometimes floats upwards or downwards and his fins are never spread out i dont know if its considered clamped though, his fins are in perfect condition everything is normal except for his behaviour and eating im really worried about him cos i cant work out what the reasons are for the flashing ssudden loss of activity even though he is in warmer water, lack of interest in anything even new stuff to hide behind and swim through all stuff which would have thrilled him about a week ago this has all been a downward spiral started slowly and is getting worse he just seems so off! like a completely different fish!!
could it just be the change of bowls its coming close to a week since i switched him over

AM I OVERREACTING?

do you think my fish is sick or stressed

could it be maybe a parasite or early SBD

where does a fish get bloated? he is a little round after his head

even though i have only had him a week this is seriously out of character and started about five days ago

sorry this was so long i babble a lot and any questions shoot i really want to fix this
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:03 PM   #2 
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He might have a sight problem....
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:16 PM   #3 
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i didnt think of that maybe

i guess i just have to wait and see, is there any way of telling if a fish cant see properly or do you mean cloudy eyes?
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:17 PM   #4 
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thanks for your reply
by the way :)
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:22 PM   #5 
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Generally the 'bloat' will be right after his head. Maybe give not feeding him for a day or two a shot. At worst, it won't help him but at best it could fix him. I really doubt it could hurt him.

How long has he been in the 20L? Maybe he's still just stressed from the move.
Could he accidentally been exposed to a rapid temp change?

Also, try getting a flashlight. My fish had this thing on him once that I could only just barely, barely see and wouldn't have noticed if a bubble hadn't gotten attached.
Just beam a flashlight at him at a few different angles and make sure you're not missing anything.

Good luck! Hope he feels better soon!
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:36 PM   #6 
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thank you very very much that helps a lot

he has been in the 20L one for about four/five days could he still be stressed?

no rapid water temp change

and i cant see anything out of the ordinary with a torch

i would say his fins are clamped if that helps

hopefully it will fix itself if i hold off on the food

he looks worse now eep
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:46 PM   #7 
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he died which is sad i liked him very much so, still cant work out what happened i did everything i was suppose to im pretty sure anyone haave some ideas?
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:37 AM   #8 
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I'm so sorry your little guy didn't make it. I have no idea what the problem was. : (
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:45 AM   #9 
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I'm sos orry about your fish.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:10 PM   #10 
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When you put him in the larger tank, did you wash it out?
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