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Old 08-18-2009, 02:29 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Taco has SBD. Maybe. Please help?

Taco has Swim Bladder Disorder, or so I think. He has been floating listlessly at the top of his tank, tail down and mouth up to the surface, for a whole day. He's completely vertical. He only moves if I prod him, and only then, will he struggle to move away. He has not eaten at all.

I've done frequent water changes and treated him for any possible cases of illness. I've ruled out ich and fungus at this point (which is what I thought the cause of the sudden inactivity was attested to).

I also suspect it may be ammonia poisoning, but I've done nothing to how I've changed the water before. Tian-Tian is doing fine (though battling his own case of ich again. Freakin' fish.).

Help, please? I've done all I can think of.
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:31 PM   #2 
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for sbd you fast for a few days and then see how it looks after that and then feed some daphina ( i think thats how you spell it) and then see if that helps
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:57 PM   #3 
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Sorry to hear that hope they feel better I know your a great owner!
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:12 PM   #4 
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i dont think its a good idea to divide them toghter becasuer theyll keep catdhing stuff from each other
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:20 PM   #5 
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Hmm..yeah I have gone through this a few times now. Try fasting him for a few days. Hold off on meds. Im waiting for Smurfy to get back to normal,she keeps having sbd issues. Can you tell if Taco has eliminated at all? Maybe hes constipated if not sbd. It usually starts out as that,before it turns into sbd. Hope hes okay!!
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:24 PM   #6 
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Unhappy

GAH. I just took a closer look at Taco. His scales are raised and he looks a bit bloated than I initially recall. It's looking more like dropsy than SBD. :(

Gonna move him to another container and see if I can keep a closer eye on him. This is bad....

And too late on the meds advice fishyinpa; I JUST put in some Jungle Fungus clear on accident. FAIL. I'll get him out of there now. This is bad, bad, bad..... *flails arms*
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:32 PM   #7 
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Oh no!! I hope he gets better soon!!!!
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:37 PM   #8 
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Thank you; I hope so too! Yet I don't want him to be in any pain.

I decided not to move him until a little later this evening, or early tomorrow morning (provided he lasts the night). I don't want to stress his little body out more than it already is.

Prayers welcome.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:42 PM   #9 
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Prayers going Taco's way. :)
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:05 PM   #10 
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amain prayers to taco the betta fish may the best come his way and everyone in his family
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