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Noticed this morning one of my pseudomugil females slightly pale and hanging out right at the surface of the water. It's been half the day and she suddenly started turning upside down and swimming in frantic circles to right herself up. Moved her to a separate container (which is where the picture was taken).

PH: 7.6

Ammonia: 0

Nitrite: 0

Nitrate: 5-10

Temp: 74F

All the rest of the fish are acting just fine. Only differences I can think of is I just did a water change last night (20%) and I did accidentally overfeed frozen daphnia yesterday. Maybe she overfed? Cause I'm thinking this is swimmer bladder?

Anything I can/should do? Sadly in Canada so no meds 


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On 4/19/2022 at 5:04 PM, Colu said:

Could be swim bladder Epsom salt baths 1 table spoon for 2 gallons for 15 minutes are the best treatment as Epsom salt acts as a muscle relaxants to relieve pressure on the swim bladder

Thank you so much! I'll give this a try 😊

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