Banggai Cardinal > swim-bladder > suggestions?

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  1. scottyD

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    Hi to all the fish doctors

    I purchased a Banggai Cardinal the previous Saturday (so about 10 days ago) and this morning he (assuming "he" is male seeing that he is acting like he has man-flu) was not swimming very lekker compared to previous days.

    In the morning and afternoon he was swimming in one place, making small "darting" movements in a face down position. A "fish chiropractor" has a potential diagnosis of SWIM BLADDER :eek:. Seems legit on what he did later the afternoon (swimming in circles at times, upside down :lol: etc etc. in his new home, the quarantine tank) and referring to Google.

    Now the question, keeping him in the QT to positively identify the illness, is there anything I can do about SWIM BLADDER? (apart form either letting him be or euthanasia)
     
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    Leave him in QT until you know what is going on or until its cured. Provided your QT is a system capable to hold him for a longer term.
     
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    Thanks RiaanP. Will do.

    For interest sake, there isn't anything I can do if it is swim bladder (effective treatment?), appart from "performing a needle stabbing Japanese aquarist move" that I do not think I will be taking my or his chances on?
     
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    Nothing else I know that you can do.

    Sorry for the delay. How is the banggai today?
     
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    Update on the Cardinal...

    Three days after moving him to the QT, not feeding him for the time in the QT, he recovered and now after almost a week it is as if nothing was wrong. I am still keeping my eye on him.

    I however did find some info at http://www.arofanatics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104322 which dates to 2004.

    Treatment suggested was: (for goldfish)
    1. Feed your fish a couple of peas.
    2. Fast your fish for a couple of days. > this is what I tried and it seemed to work
    3. Periodic aspiration of the swim bladder works very well. Basically, you stick a needle in the swim bladder and suck out some of the air.
    4. Partial pneumocystectomy. This is another word for surgical removal of part of the swim bladder.

    3 & 4 is probably not the best idea for the general non-vet / non-doc aquarium enthusiast.
     
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