Why does this happen and how do I prevent it?
The Swimbladder is the part of the fish’s body that helps to keep its balance and stay afloat. Some fish are born with a susceptibility to swimbladder issues including “fancy” varieties of Goldfish such as moors, veil tails and orandas. Swimbladder infections can also be caused by bacteria which is the cause targeted by Swimbladder treatments. This issue can also be worsened by fish stress, so helping to support the fish’s immune system will benefit their recovery.
Key areas to consider to aid the immune system of your fish and reduce stress include:
- regularly testing your water for ammonia, nitrate, nitrite and pH and reacting accordingly
- complete regular tank maintenance to ensure a clean and healthy tank
- ensuring your aquarium is in a good position, away from natural light and lots of movement