Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Pet corner  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30.12.2011, 23:24
gata's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 3,888
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 3,629 Times in 1,702 Posts
gata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond repute
Fish antics

So i have a tank with some goldfish and a bubble fish. Since this morning the bubble fish (named Shark) started acting weird. By that i mean he is mostly swimming vertically and sometimes doing cartwheels as he is swimming. He eats normally and seems otherwise ok. Any idea what is going on? His tail seems to have shortened a bit since last week. Could that be the case?

PS The tank and the water is clean and we had the fishes for 6 months with no problems.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30.12.2011, 23:45
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Basel, ex-Bern
Posts: 41
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 23 Times in 11 Posts
MaryH has made some interesting contributions
Re: Fish antics

Hi Gata!

Poor Shark! Unfortunately i dont know much about fishes but maybe you could check out those pages, accordiing to what Ive read, it might be a swim bladder disorder (the second link especially gives a lot of info about it):

http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/704/

http://thegab.org/Illness-and-Treatment/buoyancy.html

I hope this could help you and that your fish will get better very soon!

Best regards

Mary

Quote:
View Post
So i have a tank with some goldfish and a bubble fish. Since this morning the bubble fish (named Shark) started acting weird. By that i mean he is mostly swimming vertically and sometimes doing cartwheels as he is swimming. He eats normally and seems otherwise ok. Any idea what is going on? His tail seems to have shortened a bit since last week. Could that be the case?

PS The tank and the water is clean and we had the fishes for 6 months with no problems.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank MaryH for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 30.12.2011, 23:53
cannut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 6,910
Groaned at 182 Times in 142 Posts
Thanked 6,190 Times in 3,403 Posts
cannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Fish antics

Quote:
View Post
So i have a tank with some goldfish and a bubble fish. Since this morning the bubble fish (named Shark) started acting weird. By that i mean he is mostly swimming vertically and sometimes doing cartwheels as he is swimming. He eats normally and seems otherwise ok. Any idea what is going on? His tail seems to have shortened a bit since last week. Could that be the case?

PS The tank and the water is clean and we had the fishes for 6 months with no problems.
He is horny I know the symptoms Better I use to know
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank cannut for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 31.12.2011, 00:05
gata's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 3,888
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 3,629 Times in 1,702 Posts
gata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Fish antics

Thanks guys I just fed them and he is behaving normally while eating. But i guess when you are in a fish tank with nobody paying attention to you, you have to entertain yourself somehow!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank gata for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 31.12.2011, 00:08
Assassin's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chasing clouds
Posts: 4,023
Groaned at 180 Times in 123 Posts
Thanked 11,560 Times in 3,148 Posts
Assassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Fish antics

Have you been drinking?
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Assassin for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 31.12.2011, 00:11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Basel, ex-Bern
Posts: 41
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 23 Times in 11 Posts
MaryH has made some interesting contributions
Re: Fish antics

Nice! Have a nice evening!

Quote:
View Post
Thanks guys I just fed them and he is behaving normally while eating. But i guess when you are in a fish tank with nobody paying attention to you, you have to entertain yourself somehow!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank MaryH for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 31.12.2011, 00:14
slammer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lummerland
Posts: 5,335
Groaned at 149 Times in 105 Posts
Thanked 9,295 Times in 3,534 Posts
slammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Fish antics

Tail seems shorter?
I would say his tank compadres have been having a nibble at sharkey.
He has lost the sense of balance, much like a cat after having its whiskars cut.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank slammer for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 31.12.2011, 00:15
gata's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 3,888
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 3,629 Times in 1,702 Posts
gata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Fish antics

Quote:
View Post
Have you been drinking?
Nah.. Im just really bored


Quote:
View Post
Tail seems shorter?
I would say his tank compadres have been having a nibble at sharkey.
He has lost the sense of balance, much like a cat after having its whiskars cut.
Yeap thats what i think also
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank gata for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 31.12.2011, 00:28
quark's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Aargh-Ow!
Posts: 1,321
Groaned at 12 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 1,838 Times in 756 Posts
quark has a reputation beyond reputequark has a reputation beyond reputequark has a reputation beyond reputequark has a reputation beyond reputequark has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Fish antics

Quote:
View Post
So i have a tank with some goldfish and a bubble fish. Since this morning the bubble fish (named Shark) started acting weird. By that i mean he is mostly swimming vertically and sometimes doing cartwheels as he is swimming. He eats normally and seems otherwise ok. Any idea what is going on? His tail seems to have shortened a bit since last week. Could that be the case?

PS The tank and the water is clean and we had the fishes for 6 months with no problems.
I'd say a swim-bladder problem is most likely. Medicine for this is really cheap if it continues.

Also, loss of the tail fin can be the first sign of fin-rot. This can happen even if the water is clean, but if there is a build-up of nitrates or the pH is too low - occasionally it happens if you wash the gravel too much and kill the bacteria which break it down!

Your local pet shop should be able to sell you a water testing kit really cheaply so that you can make sure
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 31.12.2011, 00:37
gata's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 3,888
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 3,629 Times in 1,702 Posts
gata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Fish antics

I have that and everything is fine. I will wait a couple of days and if it doesnt stop then i will pass by the pet shop
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 28.01.2012, 12:23
gata's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 3,888
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 3,629 Times in 1,702 Posts
gata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Fish antics

OK the end of the story for whoever is interested. Shark died last night. i know he wasnt sick because the water was fine and he was swimming normally for the last couple of weeks. His tail on the other hand disappeared completely and i saw the cleaner fish we have attacking him on a couple of occasions. Normal goldfish only from now on for us
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 28.01.2012, 12:58
Glendyn's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: ZH. Horgen area
Posts: 774
Groaned at 10 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 933 Times in 385 Posts
Glendyn has a reputation beyond reputeGlendyn has a reputation beyond reputeGlendyn has a reputation beyond reputeGlendyn has a reputation beyond reputeGlendyn has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Fish antics

Sorry to hear that 'Shark' deid. But, I wonder if the cleaner fish were really attacking 'Shark' or rather just doing their job of removing dead cells, if Shark had fin rot caused by an infection.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 28.01.2012, 13:09
gata's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 3,888
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 3,629 Times in 1,702 Posts
gata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Fish antics

I dont think so. His fins were fine with no red as the page says. Plus i saw them chasing him around the tank. Same with the other fish but they could move faster. But thanks for the link. If i see weird coloring on the others i will know why
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 28.01.2012, 14:25
Galatea's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oerlikon, ZH
Posts: 494
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 633 Times in 219 Posts
Galatea has a reputation beyond reputeGalatea has a reputation beyond reputeGalatea has a reputation beyond reputeGalatea has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Fish antics

As far as I knew you should not keep any of the exotic variants of goldfishes with the more common types as they find it too difficult to compete for food. They swim much poorer and they have very poor eyesight.

Although they can in theory eat the same food, there is no way they can catch live food or food that floats to the bottom of the tank, as their eyes face upwards, so they should be fed a different type of food to the others.

Gal
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Galatea for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 28.01.2012, 16:33
gata's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 3,888
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 3,629 Times in 1,702 Posts
gata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Fish antics

Really? Didnt know that and at the shop they told us there is no problem... Anw stick to normal goldfish from now on!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fish




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fish Cheese ???? armandair Daily life 1 30.11.2010 22:28
Schweizerdeutsch Fish 4am Food and drink 4 09.06.2010 20:57
fish oil? peebix Food and drink 8 13.12.2008 21:42


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 19:42.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0