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Urgent - Swimbladder troubles with fancy goldfish

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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.
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.
Why is my fish having trouble swimming up?
You could try epsom salt baths once or twice a day for a week or so.
Why is my fish having trouble swimming up?
Your going to need to make your own post with more details. :)
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