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Goldfish is really lethargic -_-
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Joined: 29 Dec 2006

PostPosted: 2008.01.11(Fri)15:43    Post subject: Goldfish is really lethargic -_- Reply with quote

Hey, I have two small Fancy Goldfish in a 30 gallon tank. I clean it really well weekly, and they are about 3 inches long. One is a Red Capped oranda, and the other is a Moor.

They were doing great in there, but during Christmas break, I was sleeping in and staying up late : ) (who wouldn't) and then my goldfish sort of became nocturnal... they would sleep all day and stay up all night. I've been trying to get them back to regular schedule, but now the Oranda is acting really really wierd. He sits on the bottom all the time, and the moor sometimes sleeps there with him. He swims around occasionally, he eats, and he can still float, but he mopes all the time.

Did I tire him out by changing the sleeping shcedule, or is something wrong? I cleaned it yesterday, and gave him peas iif he had tummy troubles, but nothing makes him more lively.
MY FISH INCLUDE: Jimmy, the oscar, OJ, the BP and Mango, the other BP, Cerebrum the goldfish Mikey, the moor, Burt the AGC
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Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Location: Austin, TX

PostPosted: 2008.01.16(Wed)2:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really doubt that a change in your sleep schedule would throw the goldfish off like that... Can you give more details as to water parameters and such? There's actually a sticky in the "Diseases & Disasters" forum with a lot of information listed that you can provide that can help people here troubleshoot for you.

I'm not saying your fish have a disease or that your tank is a disaster. It sounds just like from what you provided that the tank should be okay. But anytime your fish's behavior changes like that, you should treat it like the beginning of a disease, just in case it is!
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Joined: 17 Feb 2008
Location: Cheshire, UK

PostPosted: 2008.02.18(Mon)10:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm. How long have you had your two gold fish? Maybe you should check your amonia levels. Very Happy
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