Swim Bladder Disorder
is Swim Bladder Disorder?
The swim bladder of a fish is responsible for maintaining
The cause of Swim Bladder Disorder is mainly mechanical such as
constipation or air gulping at the surface when feeding. This disorder mainly
affects those fish with a globoid body shape: such as your fancy goldfish,
Orandas and Fantails.
Symptoms manifest as swimming erratically, not being able to go to
the bottom of the tank, listing or floating to the surface.
causes Swim Bladder Disorder?
With other fish, it is normally caused by an underlying bacterial
or sometimes a fungal infection.
It can also be a kidney or liver disorder, and the underlying cause will need
to be treated.
to treat Swim Bladder Disorder:
- Check your water conditions. Chemistry and water temperature.
- Complete a 30% to 50% water change.
- Do not feed usual fish food for at least 48 hours.
- Feed a couple of frozen peas (thawed and skinned), these
act as a natural laxative.