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Old 10-08-2010, 01:25 AM   #1 
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swim bladder problem? floating, listing

My fish will only stay at the surface of the water. If he swims down he immediately floats back up to the surface, like if he were swimming around in salt water and just can't seem to NOT float. The other concerning thing is that he floats tilted off to one side, so he's half on his side. He spends most of his time up against the side of the tank to help keep himself upright.

I'm concerned he will die soon, and hasn't been eating his normal ferocious amount in the last few days.

Any ideas of what my fish has or how I could possibly cure him?
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:30 AM   #2 
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I think it would be a good idea to answer the questions given here so the experts around here can help you with your little one.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:01 PM   #3 
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You might be overfeeding, which can sometimes cause the swim bladder to have issues. Fast him for a day or two and see if that helps.

Oh, how big is your tank?
is it heated?
how many water changes are you doing?
What are you feeding him, and how much?
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:01 PM   #4 
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It sounds to me like swimbladder disorder.
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floating, listing, not eating, sick

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