Question by Red Wings Forever: How do I help my Black Moor who has Swim Bladder Disease?
I think he has Swim Bladder Disease and I heard that peas can make it better. The problem is that they sink to the bottom and he doesn’t really eat off the bottom. They’re still sitting there. Any ideas?
He’s not sitting on the bottom. He is floating on the top and is having trouble getting to the bottom. That’s why he won’t eat the peas.
Answer by Sarah
Well, you could make sure that you have an air pump/air stone or two in your tank, depending on the size, seeing as the bubbles will help put more oxygen into the water. Make sure your fish sees the peas as they drop. Goldfish are diggers, they will search the bottom for food.
Keep feeding your fish sinking foods like frozen blood worms or brine shrimp, or get a cucumber/zucchini and tie it down to the bottom with a weight. Make sure to fast your fish once a week.
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