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Old 05-04-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I was wondering if anyone could advise me here. My wife has 4 beautiful silver dollars in her tank. They are about 5 inches long and just really nice fish. I found one of them laying on his side yesterday. Other than lying sideways he seems OK. His colour is good. He can swim fast as I found out when I tried to net him but like I said he is on his side.

Does anyone know what could be wrong with him and what should I do about him. I don't want him to suffer but at the same time I don't want to kill him if he could get better.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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The first thing to do is test the water parameters. Does your wife have a liquid test kit? You should test the ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. I would do a 30% partial water change to start with, and be sure to add a water conditioner to remove chlorine. How old are they? What size tank is it?
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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The first thing to do is test the water parameters. Does your wife have a liquid test kit? You should test the ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. I would do a 30% partial water change to start with, and be sure to add a water conditioner to remove chlorine. How old are they? What size tank is it?
Thr water is fine. She just did a partial water change the day before the fish got sick. I'm thinking it may have injured it's self while she was working in the tank. They are very spooky and just whip around when disturbed. It's a 75 gal. tank and she has quite a few other fish in there also. Things have been grest for about 10 months since she set it up.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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It sounds like it could be "swim bladder". You might want to do a search on this disorder.

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Second Right
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