From time to time, we see fish (mainly goldfish and koi), present with swimbladder disorders. Often they present with excessive buoyancy and float uncontrollably to the water surface. Here are a couple of examples:• catfish – https://youtu.be/rZlySKJkULg
• goldfish – https://youtu.be/SOMjZHW_gy4
Sometimes, the opposite happens, and they stay sunk on the tank floor.
For some time now, I’ve not been able to find a way to treat "heavy" fish. I’ve had minimal success with re-inflating a shrunken swimbladder.
Our colleague in the USA has pioneered the treatment for curing a sunken (negatively buoyant) goldfish.
Learn how Dr Jessie Sanders does it, at this link –
Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
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