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Hey!
I’ve been keeping fancy goldfish for years, but I’ve thankfully and surprisingly never had any trouble with swim bladder in any of my goldies.

But today I noticed my 3 year old 5” fantail was lying on her side floating at the top. I figure it’s swim bladder and I know there’s no real cure or anything, but is there anything I can do to help her? I tried feeding her and she refused it, she’s very lethargic and not moving. She can swim for a short distance but then stops and floats again. I feed sinking pellets so I don’t know if it’s because of gulping air at the surface. Is there any way I can help her even if I can’t treat it? Thanks in advance

She is in a 55 gallon tank
Ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 20 ppm
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when was your last water change and what amount ? try changing some every day. that is about the only thing I can think of at the moment.
you could also try some Spirulina with Metronidazole food which may help.
 

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Thanks for the reply!
My last water change was yesterday, I changed 80-90% of the water.
I do 80-90% water changes twice a week because there is a decent amount of fish already.
She doesn’t look like she is going to make it but I’ll try feeding her some of the food you suggested.
 
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