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Old 12-11-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default Help - 22" Super RED is lossing Buoyancy....

Need some advise from "shifu"
I transferred a Huge SR to a FGT... after 2 days ... I found him with tendency to stay afloat on the top surface...his back is above water surface and getting Sunburned....
He will swim into the depth if you were to approach him but will float at the surface when strangers are not around...
He has been like this for the past weeks ...
What could I do to help him recover,,,,
Your advise is most appreciated !!
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
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tie some weights on him? HEHE just joking hmmm isit Swimbladder problem?
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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Need some advise from "shifu"
I transferred a Huge SR to a FGT... after 2 days ... I found him with tendency to stay afloat on the top surface...his back is above water surface and getting Sunburned....
He will swim into the depth if you were to approach him but will float at the surface when strangers are not around...
He has been like this for the past weeks ...
What could I do to help him recover,,,,
Your advise is most appreciated !!
Swimming bladder issue... Huge is how huge? 2ft?
Dose epsom salt.

There a thread regarding about swimming bladder issue.
Kindly do a search function.
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Old 13-11-2013, 12:06 AM   #4
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Water peremeter too great diff, possible the ph( check)or the dept of the tank, better ask help from those who have experience transferring fish from pond to tank or tank to pond.
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Old 13-11-2013, 12:13 AM   #5
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I did a tranfer of my red from tank to pond and due to the different in temp, my red floated at the surface for about a week and it went back to normal later..
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Old 13-11-2013, 01:37 AM   #6
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Reduce the water level so that it is slightly higher than the back of the aro + warm the water temperature to 30 deg and throw in some Epsom salt.

Do not feed and slowly top up water when you see Aro submerge. Good luck.
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Old 13-11-2013, 02:02 AM   #7
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Sudden drop or change in PH might cause the Aro to gasp air and excessive air trapped in the swim bladder which cause the Aro to lost its neutral buoyancy.Epsom salt doesn't help in this case,try to dose 500 gram if salt for every 100 litre water and monitor, if the fish overturned,hold it upright with a partition .
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Old 13-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #8
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Sudden drop or change in PH might cause the Aro to gasp air and excessive air trapped in the swim bladder which cause the Aro to lost its neutral buoyancy.Epsom salt doesn't help in this case,try to dose 500 gram if salt for every 100 litre water and monitor, if the fish overturned,hold it upright with a partition .
Hello bro ark,

I always thought Epsom salt will help when aro contacted this problem.
When do we use Epsom salt ya?
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Old 13-11-2013, 12:10 PM   #9
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Hello bro ark,

I always thought Epsom salt will help when aro contacted this problem.
When do we use Epsom salt ya?
Epsom salt is good for dropsy
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Old 13-11-2013, 12:23 PM   #10
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Ok so next time swimming bladder issue use your method ya.
Not Epsom salt. 😬
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