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Someone told me my fish have swim bladder disease. What is it and what should I do? #Talktuesday Pond Wiser

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Someone told me my fish have swim bladder disease. What is it and what should I do? Many fish found in ornamental ponds have something called a swim bladder. This is a gas-filled sack and has two main purposes. 1) It helps fish control its buoyancy and remain at a particular depth in the water without having to actually swim. 2) The swim bladder keeps a fish in an upright position. If you notice your fish is unable to control its depth, starts swimming sideways, upside down, or its head or tail is down, it might have swim bladder disease. There are intestinal parasites that can cause swim bladder disease, but it mainly comes from your fish over eating, eating too quickly or gulping too much air during feeding time. [Read More…]