How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask TROPICAL FISH AFICIONADO Your Own Qu...
TROPICAL FISH  AFICIONADO
TROPICAL FISH AFICIONADO, YOUR TROPICAL FISH RESOURCE
Category: Pet
Satisfied Customers: 2457
Experience:  OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE W/TROPICAL FISH---BREEDING, MAINTAINING, CURING
1568960
Type Your Pet Question Here...
TROPICAL FISH AFICIONADO is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Why is my fish swimming on its side How can I help

Resolved Question:

No Comment Added
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  TROPICAL FISH AFICIONADO replied 10 years ago.
Good evening. Your fish is suffering from a condition known as Swim Bladder Disorder. The swim bladder is an organ used by a fish to keep its balance. This condition is not caused by a parasite but by a blockage or inflammation of the swim bladder. The best thing to do is first change 25% of the water, fast the fish for 3 days and then feed thawed frozen peas without the husk.
The peas will help clear out the fish's digestive tract. Just feed twice a day, 1 pea per feeding.
Keep in mind that the longer the fish has had this the more difficult it is to cure. Best of luck.
TROPICAL FISH AFICIONADO and other Pet Specialists are ready to help you