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WATERBOX 130.4 ~ Lineatus Fairy Wrasse Swimming Issues

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5 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

I had a McCoskers wrasse that did the same thing one day. He looked fine but couldn’t swim, never got better even after rest and meds for two weeks. 

Yeah, I feel death is inevitable.

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Gosh I am sorry to hear this 😞 I just asked a couple days ago how he was. Crazy how fast things can go downhill. I wish I had advice but I never had luck with fish bladder issues. 

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Have a wrasse now that is doing the same thing.............it has been a week now and am sure its a bladder issue...........eats but sits upside down on the bottom..........

 

Good luck with it hope it pulls through............

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4 hours ago, spectra said:

Have a wrasse now that is doing the same thing.............it has been a week now and am sure its a bladder issue...........eats but sits upside down on the bottom..........

 

Good luck with it hope it pulls through............

You too!  Luck of the draw I guess.

 

4 hours ago, Elizabeth94 said:

Gosh I am sorry to hear this 😞 I just asked a couple days ago how he was. Crazy how fast things can go downhill. I wish I had advice but I never had luck with fish bladder issues. 

Not a whole lot to do.  Yeah, he was great one minute and this way the next.  

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13 minutes ago, Thrassian Atoll said:

You too!  Luck of the draw I guess.

 

Not a whole lot to do.  Yeah, he was great one minute and this way the next.  

Was there today when I got home............but tonight when feeding could not find it..............have a real good clean up crew so may have been cleaned up already.................

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6 hours ago, Thrassian Atoll said:


He looks normal and healthy to me.  He just ate some mysis.  He can barely swim though.

A few long shot things you can try:

  1. Dose magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salt) at 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons.
  2. Give the affected fish a 30 minute Methylene Blue bath.
  3. Dose Metronidazole in conjunction with Neomycin. (You can food soak this combination as well.)
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1 hour ago, Humblefish said:

A few long shot things you can try:

  1. Dose magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salt) at 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons.
  2. Give the affected fish a 30 minute Methylene Blue bath.
  3. Dose Metronidazole in conjunction with Neomycin. (You can food soak this combination as well.)


I’ll go grab some Epsom salt in the morning.  I have metroplex but not Focus.  I’ll see if the local fresh water fish store has any so I can mix it with food rather than treat the whole tank.  I don’t think I have enough to treat 45 gallons and he’s still eating as of now.  I can also try some more peas but he didn’t even look at the last one.

 

Not sure what the methylene blue is.

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19 hours ago, Thrassian Atoll said:


I’ll go grab some Epsom salt in the morning.  I have metroplex but not Focus.  I’ll see if the local fresh water fish store has any so I can mix it with food rather than treat the whole tank.  I don’t think I have enough to treat 45 gallons and he’s still eating as of now.  I can also try some more peas but he didn’t even look at the last one.

 

Not sure what the methylene blue is.

Make sure the Epsom salt is USP grade and contains no scents.

 

If you can't find Focus, you can use unflavored gelatin or agar as a food binder instead.

 

More info on Methylene Blue: https://www.nano-reef.com/forums/topic/401839-methylene-blue-fish-medication-information/

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1 hour ago, Humblefish said:

Make sure the Epsom salt is USP grade and contains no scents.

 

If you can't find Focus, you can use unflavored gelatin or agar as a food binder instead.

 

More info on Methylene Blue: https://www.nano-reef.com/forums/topic/401839-methylene-blue-fish-medication-information/


He’s still alive but in really bad shape. I added Epsom salt this morning.  Used the equate stuff that’s only Epsom salt.  I couldn’t find focus anywhere.  I ordered some, but won’t be here until Monday.  I am just soaking some mysis in metroplex.  He ate some earlier, but I don’t know how much he is absorbing.  I’ll see about the gelatin.  That would make more sense to bind it rather than hoping the mysis soaks it up.  
 

I still haven’t seen him poop.

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He’s still eating but now he’s floating at the surface.  When he swims to eat he’s upside down.  He’s definitely getting worse.  He’s a fighter though.  I am guessing this means it’s 99% a swim bladder issue if he’s floating at the surface?
 

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Yeah, most likely a gas bubble has formed in his swim bladder and that's what's making him buoyant. You could lance the air out using a 30 gauge insulin syringe, but you first need to see the bubble protruding outward so you have a "target" to prick.

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I don’t see any bubbles unfortunately.  He looks normal.  He’s just floating around the top of the water today.  He tried to swim a little to get some food.

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