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Hi guys,

I recently was in petco and saw this little guy on his side at the top of his little cup. I asked the fish guy if I could take him home and he let me have him, free of charge (which was pretty nice). I got him in a 2 gallon tank with lots of live plants, and a heater keeping it at about 77-79 degrees F.

He has this disorder so severely, that he cannot swim at all. He cannot dive down to the bottom of the tank and--though he tries and swims so hard--he just bobs right back to the top in a fraction of a second, and he can only float on his sides. I tried peas which he didn't even bother with, then I soaked them in blood worm blood. He still didn't care about it. Then I let him fast for three days and he still has this going on, with absolutely no change. I can see his belly is a tad distended, so I am pretty sure it's due to a blockage, but I don't know what more I can do for him. I've even considered tying a tiny pebble to a thread and trying to make a weight for him! But before I do that, I want to know what you all think.


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