Swim Bladder Problem?

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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: Swim Bladder Problem?

Try feeding peeled peas... Canned or frozen(thawed) it doesn't matter.. Peas are known to help with digestion and swim bladder issues...

Now for your confusing water readings... Can you please test again, and post the results???
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jacki.r3 replied the topic: Re: Swim Bladder Problem?

Hey Miss Nicki, tested again. Double Checked.
Nitrate - 20-30
Nitite - 0
Ph - 6.4
Ammonia - .5

Kaylee (fish) is up in top corner, but she is upright sleeping.
Isn't nitrite supposed to be 0?
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Miss Nicki wrote: Try feeding peeled peas... Canned or frozen(thawed) it doesn't matter.. Peas are known to help with digestion and swim bladder issues...

Now for your confusing water readings... Can you please test again, and post the results???


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i was going to write the same thing about the pea's. Your Oscar might just be constipated.
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jacki.r3 replied the topic: Re: Swim Bladder Problem?

will try the peas.
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jacki.r3 replied the topic: Re: Swim Bladder Problem?

Tried peas, She took them in, chewed and spit out. Then I had to go in and clean up mess. She is being pulled into filters. Might just be that I had woke her up to try the peas. Will try again in morning.
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jacki.r3 wrote: Hey Miss Nicki, tested again. Double Checked.
Nitrate - 20-30
Nitrite - 0
Ph - 6.4
Ammonia - .5

Kaylee (fish) is up in top corner, but she is upright sleeping.
Isn't nitrite supposed to be 0?

yes nitrite is supposed to be 0 but people were confuse by your latest update...

jacki.r3 wrote:Tanks very clean and tested water today; nitrite - 20; nitrate is - 0; ph is low at 6.2; ammonia is .5. Idid a 30% water change and added Prime to new water. Tap water ammonia is 0 due to large rainstorm.

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jacki.r3 replied the topic: Re: Swim Bladder Problem?

Okay, I see. wrote it down right, but typed it in wrong. I'm tired, this fish is going to kill me yet.
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Matt replied the topic: Re: Swim Bladder Problem?

Consider it a labor of love. Make sure, if you're not, to use prime since you seem to be having an ammonia spike.

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DRACO replied the topic: Re: Swim Bladder Problem?

jacki.r3 wrote: Okay, I see. wrote it down right, but typed it in wrong. I'm tired, this fish is going to kill me yet.

yeah...fully understand it.. and this little creature will eat up m,ore of your
time .... however, it will give you unquantified satisfaction once fully grown
and begging for foods :P :P :P :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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RoxyTheDog replied the topic: Re: Swim Bladder Problem?

jacki.r3 wrote: Hey Miss Nicki, tested again. Double Checked.
Nitrate - 20-30
Nitite - 0
Ph - 6.4
Ammonia - .5

Kaylee (fish) is up in top corner, but she is upright sleeping.
Isn't nitrite supposed to be 0?


Thats more like it!
All good apart from that little bit of ammonia but when its flowing from the taps there`s not much you can do about it. There`s only 1 letter different in Nitrate and Nitrite but there`s a big difference between them in your tank :)

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