Lionhead goldfish is bloated and swimming upside down

Discussion in 'Aquatic Health/Diseases' started by CarpCharacin, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    I have a lionhead goldfish in my bottom 40 gallon goldfish that's bloated and swimming upside down. It looks like swim bladder disease, so I am going to try feeding skinned peas. I have a common goldfish in my pond that also has swim bladder disease that I probably have to euthanize, I hope I don't lose my lionhead too.
     
  2. Protim Sarkar

    Protim Sarkar German blue ram Moderator Fish guru

    Try fasting the Lionhead for one day. Then on the next day feed him boiled deshelled peas. It must work.
    All the best.
     
  3. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    I haven't fed the lionhead for a few days, I fed him some skinned peas today.
     
  4. Protim Sarkar

    Protim Sarkar German blue ram Moderator Fish guru

    Next time de-skin the peas. It works best.:)
     
  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    That is what I meant by skinned, I removed the skins on the peas.
     
  6. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    I'm going to feed him some more peas tomorrow.
     
  7. Protim Sarkar

    Protim Sarkar German blue ram Moderator Fish guru

    How is he now ?
     
  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    I decided not to feed him any more peas today, but I will feed him some soon. He is slightly less bloated.
     
  9. Protim Sarkar

    Protim Sarkar German blue ram Moderator Fish guru

    Nice.(y)
     
  10. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    Now he's looking more bloated :(. What should I do? His scales don't look quite like they are pineconed, but it almost looks like there is fluid around the scales themselves.
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2017
  11. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

    Can you show a pic?
     
  12. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    I'll try to get some.
     
  13. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    OK, here are some pictures of the fish:
    WIN_20170705_17_05_09_Pro_LI.jpg WIN_20170705_17_05_12_Pro_LI.jpg WIN_20170705_17_05_27_Pro_LI.jpg
     
  14. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

    I personally would euthanize.
     
  15. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    So you don't think it will get any better? I have a fish in my pond that has a ruptured swim bladder that I have to euthanize too :cry:.
     
  16. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

  17. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    OK, I'll euthanize him with clove oil :(. He was one of my favorite fish.
     
  18. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

  19. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    I got what I thought was clove oil, but I read on the back that it was actually clove extract. I was going to get some clove oil to euthanize him, but he died today :cry:.
     
  20. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

    Sorry for your loss. :(
     

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